The extended meeting of the national executive committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) continued to trend on Twitter on Monday morning‚ with many speculating on President Jacob Zuma’s future.

The meeting got social media traction under the #ANCNEC hashtag on the back of reports that Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom had tabled a motion for the president to step aside at the weekend.


The ruling party announced late on Sunday that meeting “has been extended to tomorrow‚ 28th November 2016”.

Mr–Moremi ?@Mr–Moremi didn’t think Zuma was going anywhere: “Ppl dat r expecting da #ANCNEC to actually recall Zuma r goin 2 be broken hearted.”

zuma19Journalist Sipho Masondo ?@vercingetorics suggested a catchy name for the anti-Zuma camp: “The 36 #ANCNEC members calling for JZ to step down should be known as the #Zexit36”.

The former assistant to the late president Nelson Mandela also weighed — Zelda la Grange ©™ ? @ZeldalaGrangeSA tweeted: “If the @MYANC is so confident about the President and his powers why not agree to a secret ballot. He should survive that then‚ not?”

Ordinary Citizen ?@TruworxHome disagreed: “Zelda even in secret ballot he will win‚ the premier league eats because of him.He goes they go. #ANCNEC @MYANC”.

The Giants Are Gone ?@SthembisoMkhize said that‚ while those calling for Zuma’s removal were likely to fail‚ they should be applauded: “While the #RecallZuma motion might not win the debate let’s applaud those with enough courage to point the rot #ANCNEC @SakinaKamwendo”.

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