South Africa's ruling African National Congress party anounced Tuesday that it is "recalling" President Jacob Zuma, or removing him from office. The ANC's executive committee reached its decision Tuesday after 13 hours of tense discussions and a meeting between Zuma and his deputy and presumptive replacement, Cyril Ramaphosa. Zuma was reportedly given 48 hours to resign, and refused. "We haven’t given him any deadline to respond," ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule said Tuesday. "When we recall our deployee, we expect our deployee to do what the organization expects him to do. ... I don't know what will happen. Let's leave it to President Jacob Zuma." If Zuma, 75, refuses the party's order to step aside, he is expected to face a vote of no confidence in Parliament.

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