'ANC NEC must stop making romantic resolutions and recall Zuma' - Lamola

File: Former ANC youth league president Ronald Lamola says the ANC must recall President Jacob Zuma. Photo: WERNER BEUKES

JOHANNESBURG - Former ANC Youth League deputy president, Ronald Lamola has called for Jacob Zuma to be recalled.

Lamola told eNCA.com that they will be picketing outside this weekend’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting "in the name of the ANC."

"The ANC NEC must stop making romantic resolutions and recall President Jacob Zuma. No outcome is going to assist us except Zuma's recalling," he said.

Lamola's call comes after mounting pressure on the ruling party and Zuma on the Gupta family's influence in the government.

On Wednesday, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas admitted that the Guptas approached him for the Finance Minister position before Nhlanhla Nene was fired.

“The NEC has been quiet for far too long over the Guptas. The NEC allowed the matter to rear its ugly head over and over again without action,” he said.

“The ANC must stop hiding behind Zuma. We call on the NEC to put pressure on the president.”

Lamola called for those ANC members who will not be able to attend the picketing to send their views to the ANC's secretary general, Gwede Mantashe.

At the ANCYL's elective conference last year, Lamola was nominated for the presidency but lost out to Collen Maine.

Delegates resorted to re-nominating Lamola for the presidency but the election agency declined the re-nomination saying it would require a recount, which was not permitted.

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