South Africa’s ruling party, African National Congress (ANC) will formally ask for President Jacob Zuma to resign after he refused to do so earlier, reports say.
This comes after the national executive committee meeting by the ANC where the party leader Cyril Ramaphosa assure protesters that their request for Zuma’s resignation will be adhered to very soon.
The reported decision to “recall” him followed marathon talks by senior party officials that continued into the early hours of Tuesday.
If Mr Zuma, 75, still does not budge, he will face a vote of confidence in parliament that he is expected to lose.
It is unclear how Mr Zuma will respond to the formal request to step down, which is expected to be issued later on Tuesday.
Zuma who assumed power in 2009 has been dogged by several corruption allegations.