ANC to hold special meeting as pressure mounts on Zuma

First lady Thobeka Madiba-Zuma

Ramaphosa said successful resolution of the issue around the presidency had significant consequences for South Africa and the ANC.

This is according to a report in the Sunday Times, which stated that Zuma is being offered the deal to avoid state capture charges.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that he was in talks with Zuma about his future as the president of the country.

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will this year launch a set of commemorative South African banknotes in honour of what would have been Nelson Mandela's centenary.

"But if he is going to be leading on the basis of the cacophony of noises around us, he will commit mistakes - it is [for the] protection of the president of the ANC to tell analysts to back off".

"In defence of Madiba's legacy, we will continue to wage a relentless war on corruption and mismanagement of the resources of our country".

However, a presidential official told News24 that there was no meeting planned between Zuma and Ramaphosa.

The jibe is in apparent reference to Cyril Ramaphosa's absence from politics to run businesses where he made a fortune before returning to active politics five years ago, becoming Zuma's successor.




Such a meeting could have exacerbated divisions with the party that has led South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994, and Ramaphosa said his private discussions with Zuma were aimed at minimizing discord.

Mantashe said Ramaphosa was dealing with a "complex situation", however, officials were agreed on the "end game".

"Because our people want this matter to be finalised‚ the national executive committee will be doing exactly that". "As we do that, we must listen to the people of SA, we must listen to workers when they are saying for as long as we keep the president of the republic in power, the ANC brand becomes damaged", Losi said to loud applause.

When asked what South Africans should expect from the top six meeting, he said there should be no expectations.

"Nelson Mandela represented the best version of ourselves as South Africans. Don't follow emotion", he said.

This week in an unprecedented move, the State of the Nation Address was postponed to allow the ANC to finalise Zuma's fate.

Zuma also faces another no-confidence vote against his leadership in parliament on February 22, brought by the ultra-left Economic Freedom Fighters party.

The Democratic Alliance, the biggest opposition party, referred to unconfirmed media reports that Zuma demanded a state security detail for himself and his family as well as payment by the state of his legal fees.

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