ANC confirms special ANC NEC sitting postponed amid 'constructive engagements'

The ANC has confirmed that the special national executive committee (NEC) meeting has been postponed to to 17 and 18 February.

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Tuesday night, amid claims that President Jacob Zuma plans to fire him from Cabinet.

The 2018 State of the Nation Address (Sona) was also postponed on the same day, for the first time since the dawn of democracy.

Read: SACP wants Zuma to deny or confirm alleged plot to axe Ramaphosa

New ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe says Ramaphosa and Zuma are "having constructive engagements".

The president of the country and the president of the ANC are having constructive engagements.

Pule Mabe, ANC spokesperson and ANC NEC member

Once we are done with the ANC NEC meeting on the 17th and 18th, we will be able to convey the resolve of the ANC on the matter.

Pule Mabe, ANC spokesperson and ANC NEC member

Mabe says the Presidency has come out to deny the claims that Zuma wants to oust Ramaphosa to ensure that he doesn't become acting president.

He says the ANC cannot comment on allegations which are baseless.

Meanwhile, political analyst Vukani Mde says Zuma may have realised that he has no option but to bow out.

Take a listen to ANC's Pule Mabe respond on The Karima Brown Show:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : ANC confirms special ANC NEC sitting postponed amid 'constructive engagements'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
SACP wants Zuma to deny or confirm alleged plot to axe Ramaphosa

SACP wants Zuma to deny or confirm alleged plot to axe Ramaphosa

SACP's Solly Mapaila says he has credible info that Zuma wants to axe Ramaphosa to ensure that he doesn't become acting president.

Mthembu: Parly's presiding officers didn't postpone #Sona2018 for ANC's sake

Mthembu: Parly's presiding officers didn't postpone #Sona2018 for ANC's sake

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu says the postponement will help avoid the chaos which has become synonymous with the gathering.

EFF: Whichever way - resignation or firing - as long as Zuma doesn't address SA

EFF: Whichever way - resignation or firing - as long as Zuma doesn't address SA

The EFF says it reiterates the call for a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma to be debated before new Sona date.

Mbete: Sona 2018 postponed, no new date set

Mbete: Sona 2018 postponed, no new date set

Speaker Baleka Mbete Mbete says it had become clear that it was unlikely that a joint sitting of the two houses would be uneventful if it was held this Thursday as planned.

Cosatu and SACP want NEC to focus on state capture and corruption

Cosatu and SACP want NEC to focus on state capture and corruption

Solly Mapaila, SACP’s first deputy general secretary and Bheki Ntshalintshali general secretary of labour Cosatu talk on what issues they want the NEC to discuss.

Popular articles
Are you ready to 'Walk the Talk' with 702 & MTN?

Are you ready to 'Walk the Talk' with 702 & MTN?

The annual MTN Walk the Talk with 702 takes place on 22 July this year, under the theme 'Walking for South Africa'.

From Cape to Cairo: 80-year-old Julia travels to Egypt using 20-year-old car

From Cape to Cairo: 80-year-old Julia travels to Egypt using 20-year-old car

‘It took approximately 4 – 5 months because I had to make some stops on the way for repairs.' - Julia Albu, the African Conquest

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Unravelling Gupta links revealed in Parliamentary Eskom inquiry

Unravelling Gupta links revealed in Parliamentary Eskom inquiry

Journalists Sikhonathi Mantshantsha and Kyle Cowan discuss just how the Guptas and their associates helped capture Eskom.

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Francois Janse van Rensburg, author of “Making Money through Buy-To-Let in South Africa".

An expert guide on 'hotwifing' and 'cuckolding' in the bedroom

An expert guide on 'hotwifing' and 'cuckolding' in the bedroom

Clinical sexologist Dr Eve shares insights into sexual fetishes and how partners negotiate them in their bedroom and relationship.

MTN Walk The Talk with 702: Get your entries in and be part of a united Joburg!

MTN Walk The Talk with 702: Get your entries in and be part of a united Joburg!

Join Joburgers from all walks of life come together peacefully, united in their diversity for a fun family day out.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?