More details emerge about the final hours of 'historic' ANC NEC

The 'Sowetan' this morning reported that Jacob Zuma 'dared' the NEC to get rid of him.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: YouTube.

JOHANNESBURG - More details are beginning to emerge about the final hours of what was described as a historic National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the African National Congress (ANC) in which allegations of State capture were frankly debated by the governing party leadership.

Yet another report has emerged claiming President Jacob Zuma told the NEC to indicate openly if they wanted him recalled instead of stabbing him in the back.

Both the Mail & Guardian and the Sowetan reported on Zuma's so-called 'dare' to the NEC.

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But the ANC has denied the claims.

The Sowetan this morning reported that Zuma dared the NEC to get rid of him.

At the post-NEC meeting, the ANC's Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe, did not answer a question about whether Zuma's recall was ever raised at the meeting.

The party's Zizi Kodwa says the reports are nothing but gossip.

"The reports are nothing but fabricated lies and gossip."

The ruling party has also lashed out weekend reports claiming rival factions within the party are conspiring to oust the president.