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.
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.
"It might be that after considering all his options, which amount to none, President #JacobZuma has reconsidered and decided to leave smoothly and cleanly instead of being dragged out of the Union Buildings." - political analyst @VukaniMde on #ANCNEC & #Zexit #TheKarimaBrownShow— 702 (@Radio702) February 6, 2018
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'