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Wait another day – Ramaphosa tells SA

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa indicated on Sunday that a decision on President Jacob Zuma’s exit could be within the next day or so.

Speaking at launch of the Nelson Mandela centennial celebrations in Cape Town‚ Ramaphosa said the ANC national executive committee would be meeting to discuss and finalise the matter.

“As the leadership of the African National Congress‚ we are currently engaged in discussions around the transition to a new administration and specifically the position of the President of the Republic.

“The successful resolution of this matter has significant consequences for the country and for the African National Congress‚” Ramaphosa said.

He added: “We know you want this matter to be finalised. We know you want closure on this matter. We must keep our eyes on what is in the interests of all our people.”

His comments follow news earlier on Sunday that the ANC NEC has been summoned to an urgent meeting in Pretoria on Monday.

Ramaphosa said it was important that the discussions were handled with care and purpose “ensuring that we place the interests of the South African people first”.

“The key objective is uniting our people.”

Ramaphosa added that the ANC would also work to rebuild the confidence of the nation and credibility of state-owned institutions.

“We will rebuild the confidence of our people in public institutions and restore the credibility of those elected to serve in those institutions. Our SOEs will manage the assets of our people.

“No single SOE will work or operate in the interests of individuals or certain families. That we will make sure of.