By Christian Smith
The South African police has raided the home of a controversial business family linked to President Jacob Zuma.
Three members of the wealthy Gupta family are said to have been arrested during the raid.
President Zuma, 75, has been plagued by corruption because of his links to the Guptas brothers.
Last night, leaders of the African National Congress, ANC gave Mr Zuma an ultimatum to step down before the end of February 14.
A motion of no confidence will be passed tomorrow, if he refuses to go.
Speaking live to South African Broadcaster SABC in Pretoria, the 75-year-old said he did not understand the reasons why the ANC led by his deputy Cyril Rampahosa, want to remove him.
Mr Rampahosa was recently elected leader of the ANC. He is expected to be sworn in as the new president, depending on the availability of Chief Justice.
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But President Zuma thinks plans to oust him are unfair. “What’s the hurry. Why are the rushing for? People are always saying Zuma must go.”
In the interview he claims: “Nobody has ever provided the reasons. Nobody is saying what I have done.”
He has offered to make a further statement later today.
The ANC has issued a statement in response to the President’s interview.
The statement reads: “President Zuma has affirmed that he has not defied the ANC.
“However, he does not agree with the decision (to quit).
“In addition, the President Zuma committed to deliver a statement in response to this decision later today.
“The African National Congress will await delivery of this response by President Zuma.”
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