- Former president Jacob Zuma is once again making headlines, this time it involves the ANC Top 6
- Reports say that Zuma did not attend the physical meeting with the ANC officials at Luthuli House scheduled for 8 March
- Some reports say that Zuma requested a virtual meeting but others stated that he had been unaware of the meeting
Former president Jacob Zuma reportedly did not attend the meeting with the ANC Top 6. Zuma was supposed to meet the officials at Luthuli House and arrangements had been made in terms of security in Johannesburg.
Reports say that roads were cordoned off and sniffer dogs were there for safety purposes. Measures were reversed as the former did not show up; while some reports say Zuma requested a virtual meeting, others say he simply snubbed it.
A tweet by the ANC revealed that the politicians had positive and constructive discussions with the former president.
TimesLIVE reported that a senior ANC official said they hadnot been informed that Msholozi had a change of heart in terms of attending the physical meeting at Luthuli House. The official stated that the meeting would be held virtually and Ace Magashule, ANC Secretary-General, will respond in due course.
A report by News24, however, stated that Zuma's spokesperson Vukile Mathebula said they were not aware of a meeting at Luthuli House.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Zuma needs to file his answering affidavits to the Constitutional Court for his contempt of court case today, 8 March. At the same time, Zuma is reportedly set to meet the ANC's Top 6 today.
The Zondo Commission took Zuma to court for violating the court order to follow the summons to appear before the Commission. The Commission stated that they wanted the former president to be jailed for two years.
Reports say that the ANC Top 6 would be meeting with the former president about the party's renewal programme and Zuma's refusal to appear before the Zondo Commission. Zuma is set to appear before a virtual session of the ConCourt to hear the application by the Zondo Commission against him.
The former president had a busy weekend after he had another visitor at his home in Nkandla, Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Motsoeneng, from the African Content Movement (ACM), joined Zuma for a cup of tea.
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