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In order to finally get out with a resolution for the future of South African President Jacob Zuma, governing ANC party leaders are to discuss the issue in a meeting.

The 75-year-old Zuma, in power since 2009 and mired in corruption allegations, has been living on borrowed time since Ramaphosa took over his other role as leader of the ruling party in December.

President Jacob Zuma seems to feel that the extent of corruption in Africa is not as bad as what is perceived or what reports suggest, while Ramaphosa calls it a "mammoth task" to deal with South Africa.

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

The Parliamentary caucus needs a mandate from the NEC to support a motion of no confidence against Zuma in case he refuses to comply with the NEC decision to recall him.

"As we emerge from a period of difficulty, disunity and discord, this centenary year offers us a new beginning", he said.

Litha Madita, 48, an NGO worker from Cape Town, welcomed the announcement of the NEC meeting, adding that Ramaphosa has spoken "to the aspirations of the South Africans".

He called for the immediate removal of Zuma and his "cronies" and rejected any kind of compromise deal that would allow Zuma to step aside peacefully and avoid prosecution.

"We are not going to leave the Union Buildings‚ by the way‚ until he (Zuma) resigns‚" Maumela said.

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South Korean participants included senior officials Jeong Eui-yong, Jo Myong-gyoon and Im Jong-suk - the chief Presidential Secretary.

"We know you want this matter to be finalized", he said to rapturous cheers at a rally of party faithful in Cape Town.

"We are in a very hard space, and there's no doubt it requires a great deal of courage and moral strength to pass this moment", ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte said Sunday.

"But we have to respect (Zuma) as a former president of the ANC". "That is what Nelson Mandela would have wanted".

In 2016, Zuma was found guilty of failing to uphold the constitution by the country's highest court over taxpayer-funded upgrades to his personal home.

Since ascending to power‚ Zuma's term in office has been dominated by corruption scandals.

"We are determined to rebuild the confidence of our people in the public institutions of our country and to restore the credibility of those who are elected to serve in those institutions", said Ramaphosa, a key negotiator during the transition from apartheid to democracy in the early 1990s who later became a wealthy businessman.

Ramaphosa is under huge pressure from opposition parties who want Zuma to be forced out through mass action.

An opposition-sponsored motion of no confidence has been scheduled for February 22.

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