South Africa’s Zuma says ANC order for him to step down is “unfair”

South African President Jacob Zuma listens as Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt addresses a news conference after their meeting in Cape Town, September 10, 2009. Reinfeldt is in Cape Town on a short visit and will attend the 2nd South Africa European Union Summit on Friday. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS)

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday an order by the African National Congress (ANC) that he step down as head of state was “unfair” as the party had not spelled out what he had down wrong.

“I don’t think it is fair, I think it is unfair,” Zuma said in an interview with the state broadcaster, on the call for him to quit. He stopped short of saying he would not stand down as president, but added: “There’s nothing I’ve done wrong.”

Zuma said he would issue a statement later on Wednesday.

Reporting by James Macharia; Editing by Gareth Jones

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