ANC’s Parliamentary caucus underway

Written by on February 8, 2018

 

The ANC’s Parliamentary caucus is currently underway at the Parliament of South Africa.

The caucus follows several happenings in Parliament, including the call for President Jacob Zuma’s resignation and the postponement of the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

According to News24, ANC spokesperson Nonceba Mhlauli has confirmed that it is a closed meeting.

Therefore, the contents thereof will not be made public.

Members of the media have been turned away on Thursday morning as ANC MPs started arriving.

Times Live reports that according to the ANC’s Jackson Mthembu, a caucus at this time is quite rare.

Mthembu says that it is typically held after the SONA, as the SONA itself represents the “opening of the legislature.”

The official date of the SONA is yet to be announced.

In the meantime, an audio recording leaked to various publications, including Times Live, reveals that the ANC had planned to dismiss Zuma as head of state.

In the recording, newly-elected ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile says that the ANC’s plans to dismiss Zuma if he did not resign were cut short by the deal that was brokered between Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa.


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