President Jacob Zuma of South Africa may be out of power soon following the decision by his party, ANC, to recall him.
Efforts to have him resign have been futile as he insisted on being given at least three months to consult and reach a decision.
The party has said that it will formally request that the president steps down following a marathon meeting that took place the whole of Monday night running into the early morning hours of Tuesday.
If Mr. Zuma will not heed the call by the party to leave office, he will have to face a vote of no confidence in parliament where both members of his party and the opposition are likely to gang up against him.
Zuma took over from Thabo Mbeki in 2009 after he was also forced to leave power in a similar manner. Zuma has been under pressure to step down since December 2017 when Cyril Ramaphosa replaced him as the leader of the ANC.
It is not yet clear whether the cunny and tactic leader and political survivor Zuma will respond to the formal request of stepping down. Sources say that he was not at the meeting that was set to decide his fate.
Why ANC wants Zuma Out
The presidency of Zuma has been ruled with wide allegations of corruptions where he has been accused of using massive state resources for his own personal gains. The president has always vehemently denied the allegations.
In 2016, the highest court in the country ruled that Zuma had violated the constitution when he failed to pay back to the government the money he used to renovate his own private home.
Zuma has also been facing 18 counts of corruption and the Court of Appeal in the country had ruled that he must face charges against all the 18 counts including corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering since 1999.