Ruling party says it has little idea when South African president will leave office as political crisis deepens

South Africa has been pitched into an unprecedented political crisis after the ruling ANC party admitted that President Jacob Zuma had defied its orders to resign, and that it had little idea of when the 75-year-old head of state would respond to its demand to leave office.

The decision to tell Zuma, who faces multiple charges of corruption, to stand down was taken at anemergency session of the highest decision-making body of the African National Congress near Pretoria, the administrative capital, late on Monday evening, and conveyed to the president about midnight.

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The Guardian
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