It also reported that Zuma's suggestion that Dlamini-Zuma serve as interim president has been rejected by Ramaphosa, who has argued that Human Settlements Minister and NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu or National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete would be better suited to hold the fort for two years.
This is one of the key conditions that Zuma has put down during behind-the-scenes negotiations now taking place with newly elected ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa, in exchange for his resignation, according to a Mail & Guardian report.
11 de enero de 2018, 15:05Pretoria, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The top leadership of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party paid homage today to the legendary anti-apartheid fighter and South African former president Nelson Mandela in his native village of Qunu, in the province of Eastern Cape. One of the demands is rumoured to be that Dlamini Zuma would succeed him as president.
"There is no substance to the fact that the former chairperson of the AU will be the president".
The rumour comes as there are growing calls for Zuma to be recalled as state president.
Magashule said Zuma‚ as ex-officio member of the NEC‚ would attend the celebrations in East London on Saturday.
The January 8th Statement is delivered each year to mark the ANC's birthday. "In keeping with this tradition we were instructed by Mamu Nosizwe [Graca Machel] to receive and host the delegation led by newly elected ANC president comrade Cyril Ramaphosa".
The rally is also expected to mark the start of the ANC's election campaign towards 2019.
"The NEC was emphatic that we must urgently implement the resolution to pursue expropriation of land without compensation with due regard to safeguarding and growing the agricultural sector and ensuring food security‚" Magashule said.