South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign for the sake of the country.
But despite the ANC's top leadership deciding to recall him urgently, the scandal-hit Mr. Zuma is still in power.
An official said he is expected to respond to the request on Wednesday.
The official added that he had already told them he was willing to stand down in the next three to six months.
Mr. Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, has been dogged by corruption allegations.