Alliance partners, ANC to meet behind closed doors

File: Alexandra residents are marching to Luthuli House on Monday.

File: Alexandra residents are marching to Luthuli House on Monday.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC will meet with alliance partners in Johannesburg on Thursday.

It&39;s the first meeting between the partners since the SACP and Cosatu called on President Jacob Zuma to step down.

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It will also be the first time axed higher education minister Blade Nzimande faces the president since he was fired from cabinet.

Nzimande has become one of the loudest critics of Zuma&39;s leadership.