JOHANNESBURG - The ANC's top brass met with President Jacob Zuma at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria.
The meeting ended late on Sunday night.
It's believed they discussed the president's future, amid growing calls for his removal.
Soon afterwards, the National Working Committee was called to an emergency meeting scheduled for 2pm on Monday.
Unless he resigns, President Zuma will deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday.
If the president doesn't step down or is not recalled, he'll face his ninth motion of no confidence on 22 February.
The ANC has always used its parliamentary majority to protect him.
Calls for his departure appear to resonate with some within the party, but it seems Zuma's digging in his heels.
* Let's take a look back at how he's survived no-confidence motions over the years. Watch the full video report in the gallery.