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ANC leadership locked in meeting over Cabinet reshuffle

Disagreements among senior ANC leaders on Preisdent Jacob Zuma’s decision on the Cabinet reshuffle will play themselves out.

FILE: African National Congress (ANC) members at the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Irene, Tshwane. Picture: @MYANC/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress's top six leaders are currently locked in a meeting at Luthuli House on Monday afternoon and will meet with National Working Committee members later today.

This is the first time ANC leaders meet after President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his Cabinet, angering some of his colleagues.

A showdown is expected at Monday's meeting between supporters and detractors of President Zuma.

FILE: A view of the ANC's headquarters, Luthuli House.  Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

Disagreements among senior ANC leaders on Zuma’s decision on the Cabinet reshuffle will play themselves out.

Some of the president's supporters in the NWC have told Eyewitness News they will call out secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize for publicly speaking out against him and will demand that action to be taken against them.

Meanwhile, those against the president say they will simply demand answers about why he fired successful ministers like Pravin Gordhan while leaving underperforming ones untouched.