The African National Congress has announced its decision to recall South African President Jacob Zuma.
Speaking during a press conference, the Secretary-General of the ANC Ace Magashule said that a delegation had visited Mr Zuma and asked him to step down.
"The president... agreed in principle to resign under a proposed timeframe extending from three to six months," Mr Magashule said.
The ANC, however, wants to act more quickly.
"South Africa is going through a period of uncertainty and anxiety," Mr Magashule added. "The [National Executive Committee] firmly believes the situation requires us to act firmly."
After the press conference, the ANC tweeted its decision to recall Mr Zuma.