Cape Town [South Africa], Feb 14 (ANI): South Africa's parliament will hold a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, as the country's embattled leader defied demands to step down.
Country's ruling African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu underscored that the party would back an opposition move to censure Zuma in the parliament in Cape Town on Thursday and hoped a new president could be sworn in on the same day, reported CNN.
It is highly likely that deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa will replace the 75-year-old Zuma.
Earlier in the day, Zuma in an unannounced live TV interview - called the efforts to oust him "very unfair."
"Nobody has ever provided the reasons. Nobody is saying what I have done," he said.
The scandal-hit South African leader on Tuesday was formally asked to step down.
The decision to "recall" him "urgently" came after marathon talks held amongst ANC's top leadership body.