Ramaphosa was said to be negotiating Zuma's resignation as head of state.
ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule speaking ahead of the ANC NEC meeting.
Ramaphosa was on a charm offensive in the province on Sunday and Monday, meeting with the party's rival groupings in the province, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and paying homage to past ANC presidents from the province.
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Romaine lettuce is mostly eaten raw and washing it or any produce tainted with E. coli will not remove the harmful bacteria. People usually get sick from E. coli O157:H7 three to four days after eating food contaminated with the germ.
After the meeting ended, a member of the leadership who asked not to be named said the issue had not come up.
IOL reported that officials had made a decision to defer any other issues besides the birthday statement to the NEC's scheduled meeting next week. He urged the party's rank and file to support the new ANC leadership‚ fight corruption in its ranks and "to not soil the reputation" of the ANC.
Zuma's sacking a year ago of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan triggered downgrades of South Africa's credit rating to junk status, significantly raising borrowing costs for Africa's most industrialized economy.
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He would be then participating in a dialogue at Hyderabad house which will also include a one-on-one discussion with Modi. Netanyahu will lead an Israeli trade delegation comprised of some 130 business leaders to negotiate defense deals.
Last month also saw Zuma suffer another blow when his vice-president Cyril Ramaphosa, who campaigned on an anti- corruption ticket, was elected ANC president after seeing off Zuma's former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Despite hype in the media beforehand, Zuma's future appears not. You can't say when you have a president of the ANC and president of the country ... these two must exist in parallel. He had earlier been seen jogging on the city's waterfront.
The new ANC national executive committee met for the first time on Wednesday in East London, where the party's annual 8 January celebrations will be held.
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All they wanted to ask him about was the false statement about " no-go zones " and which politician had been burned by Muslim extremists.