(From The Guardian)
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) will convene a special meeting of its top executive body on Monday, amid mounting pressure on the president, Jacob Zuma, to step down.
The decision comes after nearly five days of talks between Zuma and the deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, who took over the leadership of the ANC in December.
Zuma has overseen a tumultuous nine years in power marked by economic decline and numerous allegations of corruption.
The ANC, in power since the end of the repressive, racist apartheid regime in 1994, has been thrown into crisis by an increasingly chaotic transfer of power from the incumbent president to his deputy and rival.