President Jacob Zuma’s reportedly turned down a request by the integrity commission of the ruling African National Congress to resign.
He told the body he is the only person who can stop Western government from capturing the party and eventually the country.
Besieged by corruption allegations, Zuma’s facing a parliamentary no-confidence motion in a month’s time.
The ANC integrity commission decision against President Jacob Zuma is reported in the Johannesburg -based City Press newspaper.
The commission’s findings are addressed to ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe.
They’re dated one week before the last national executive committee of the ruling party held in May, where Zuma survived yet another motion of no-confidence tabled against him.
The findings were compiled by integrity commission chairman Andrew Mlangeni following meetings held between the commission and Zuma in December and April.
Zuma told that body he had knowledge of alleged plots to get rid of him.
The commission dismisses Zuma’s claim. It does not accept the notion that opposition to the president can be attributed solely to a Western conspiracy.
It says Zuma’s explanation ignores the very real problems in the ANC, as evidenced by the rapid decline in support for the party.
The 12-member commission set up more than four years ago had declared it is deeply perturbed at Zums actions and has twice before called on him to resign.