Talks began on Tuesday night between South Africa’s ruling-party leader Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma relating the latter’s “position as president,” said Ramaphosa.
In an emailed statement on Wednesday, Ramaphosa added: “the discussions were constructive and lay the basis for a speedy resolution of the matter in the interests of the country and its people.
The decision remains unclear as to whether Zuma will maintain his seat as South Africa’s Head of State or be removed prior to the General Election in 2019.
“I am aware that the uncertainty surrounding the position of the head of state and government is a cause for concern among many South Africans,” Ramaphosa said.
I am certain that the process we have now embarked on will achieve an outcome that not only addresses these concerns, but also unites our people around the tasks that all of us must necessarily undertake to build our country.”