REVEALED: What's holding up the Zuma exit talks

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President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa,

President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa,

 

JOHANNESBURG - While South Africa&39;s wait for President Jacob Zuma to step down, details have emerged of what is holding up the talks between Zuma and the president of the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa. 

According to well-placed sources speaking to eNCA&39;s reporter Xoli Mngambi, the issue of Zuma&39;s future legal fees is proving a bone of contention. 

It is foreseen that the President will face a number of legal challenges in future related to, amongst other, state capture and the arms deal saga. 

Zuma is maintaining that while he will not be President anymore, the legal cases will relate to events that occurred while he was in office, and is pushing for his exit to provide for his future legal fees to be paid by the state. 

The second bone of contention is reported to be security, including for Zuma&39;s family. 

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According to expectations, the ANC&39;s top 6 officials will meet on Monday, as is their tradition, with a meeting of it&39;s National Working Committee (NWC) set to take place on the same day. 

On Wednesday, a scheduled Cabinet meeting is to take place with speculation being that it would be Zuma&39;s last Cabinet meeting. 

According to sources close to the talks, Zuma is to tender his resignation by Wednesday next week. 

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It is understood he gave Ramaphosa this undertaking earlier this week, based on which Ramaphosa canceled a special NEC meeting that was to take place on Wednesday night. 

Zuma is expected to resign "in the coming days."