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Zuma likely to step down tomorrow: Analyst

It could be a matter of hours before President Jacob Zuma steps down as Head of State.

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That is according to political analyst, Somadoda Fikeni.

He says, despite no clear deadline being given by the ANC for Zuma to leave office, the President could already be preparing his resignation statement.

"President Zuma might now be meeting with his staff members in order to prepare his statement after weeks of uncertainty which had engulfed the country," he said.

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule announced earlier that the ruling party has decided to recall Zuma.

This after the party's NEC held a marathon 13-hour meeting in Pretoria, finishing in the early hours of this morning.

Fikeni feels tomorrow might be the day Zuma relinquishes power.

"They do not want to seem to be humiliating him or putting extra-ordinary pressure on him. But the strongest signal is that at the latest, by tomorrow he will actually give a speech that could signal him stepping down," said Fikeni.

Magashule told reporters that ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa would be the one to deliver the State of the Nation Address.

He said the party is clear in its decision that it wants Ramaphosa to be the country's president.

Listen to the full statement delivered by Magashule at Luthuli House in Johannesburg below:

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