February 14, 2018 / 10:53 AM / 6 months ago

South Africa's ANC will back no-confidence vote in Zuma on Thursday

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) will support a motion of no-confidence brought by an opposition party against President Jacob Zuma on Thursday if Zuma does not resign, the ANC’s treasurer-general Paul Mashatile said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: President of South Africa Jacob Zuma attends the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg, South Africa December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

The party’s chief whip Jackson Mthembu added that the ANC hoped to elect party leader Cyril Ramaphosa as president of the country on Thursday, after the no-confidence vote, or on Friday.

Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by James Macharia

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