ANC to decide on fate of Jacob Zuma

Addis Ababa, February 12, 2018 (FBC) - Leaders of South Africa's governing ANC party are due to meet to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) is likely to ask him to step down, says BBC Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged on Sunday that the issue was causing "disunity and discord".

Mr Zuma, 75, faces a number of corruption charges after nine years in power.

What are the specific allegations against Mr Zuma?

- 2005: Charged with corruption over multi-billion dollar 1999 arms deal - charges dropped shortly before he becomes president in 2009

- 2016: Court orders he should be charged with 18 counts of corruption over the deal

- 2016: Court rules he breached his oath of office by using government money to upgrade private home in Nkandla - he has repaid the money

- 2017: South Africa's public protector said he should appoint judge-led inquiry into allegations he profiteered from relationship with wealthy Gupta family - he denies allegations, as have the Guptas

- 2018: Zuma approves an inquiry

Source: BBC

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