UNDER FIRE: State President Jacob Zuma
An anti-Zuma faction within the ANC is launching a campaign on Monday demanding the president be recalled immediately.

Hundreds of ANC members from at least six provinces are expected to descend on ANC headquarters Luthuli House in Joburg on Monday to demand that President Jacob Zuma step down as head of state.

#ZumaMustGo convenor Bishop Max Maumela threatened a total shutdown of the country if Zuma does not step down.

Maumela said: “If he does not go we will go and take him out We will strike until he goes.”

The ANC has confirmed it is aware of Monday’s march.

Meanwhile, the ANC members planning today’s #ZumaMustGo march say the party’s secretary general Ace Magashule does not deserve to occupy the position and should be recalled.

Maumela said Magashule was a disappointment and did not respect party president Cyril Ramaphosa.

“Ace doesn’t deserve to be secretary-general of the ANC. Ace must be recalled,” Maumela said.

Magashule has come under fire from some ANC leaders and members, who accused him of addressing a factional gathering in KwaZulu-Natal last weekend.

He told the ANC Youth League’s commemoration of the governing party’s 106th anniversary of its founding that Ramaphosa only had five years to lead the ANC.

Maumela described Magashule as a “gangster”, adding: “Ace will kill the ANC.”

Maumela claimed there were already ANC leaders including ministers who were plotting to oust Ramaphosa and appoint an acting president following former African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma’s unsuccessful presidential bid.