South African political crisis: SA President Zuma summons ministers to urgent cabinet meeting
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 06-Feb-2018

Pretoria, February 6: South Africa’s political crisis is gaining more momentum as pressure is mounting on President Jacob Zuma to step down. After rejecting the call of stepping down, Zuma has summoned cabinet ministers to a meeting in Cape Town on Tuesday.

Top officials from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) met President Jacob Zuma late on Sunday. It was said that Zuma resisted the call of quitting. Following the meet, party leaders held an emergency meeting on Monday though they said the meet was not related to Zuma.

Again on Wednesday, the ANC's National Executive Committee will meet. If the meeting leads to a decision to recall it will be hard for him to evade the call this time. In December, he was replaced as leader of the ANC by Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president. Since then, his position even within the party has weakened.

Next year there’s an election in South Africa. Before that, ANC does not want a power struggle due to Zuma. They are expected to remove President Zuma through a formal recall or by introducing a motion in parliament. A struggling economy and charge of corruption are the main source of the anger.