JOHANNESBURG - Someone at the ANC headquarters decided it was time to clean house, dumping a batch of 2011 election flyers bearing former party President Jacob Zuma's face not far from Luthuli House.
And if you're thinking the ANC is about to dump Zuma from the country's presidency, its secretary general insists that decision has not yet been reached.
Ace Magashule faced a barrage of questions from reporters, denying rumours that top ANC officials were in talks with Zuma to facilitate his stepping down as head of state.
This comes as weekend reports suggested that Zuma was against the wall as some party officials allegedly wanted the National Executive Committee (NEC), which met over the weekend, to recall him as head of state as soon as this week.
Magashule maintained that the party was merely talking with Zuma in order to create harmony between his office as head of state and that of Ramaphosa as party president.
According to reports, ANC top six officials, including recently-elected president Cyril Ramaphosa, were negotiating terms for Zuma to step down as he continues to lose grip on the party while law-enforcement agencies are closing in on his friends over corruption allegations and looting of the state under his watch.
- Additional reporting ANA