S.Africa’s ANC decides to remove Zuma as head of state: local media

Johannesburg (AFP) – South Africa’s ruling ANC party ended marathon closed-door talks early Tuesday morning resolving to remove the scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma as head of state, local media reported.

The party’s powerful 107-member national executive committee (NEC) met for 13 hours at a hotel outside Pretoria, and decided it would “recall” Zuma from his job as national president, two local independent media said.

There was no official announcement and ANC officials were not reachable to confirm the reports.