Mkhize, one of the ANC presidential hopefuls, has made inroads in Eastern Cape, Limpopo and his home province of KwaZulu-Natal. Initially, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu was touted as the preferred deputy to Ramaphosa, but her recent questioning of ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe's Struggle credentials appears to have angered many ANC members, including Ramaphosa's supporters.
Mathabatha angered the group last week when he announced the cabinet reshuffle which saw Makoma Makhurupetje, Dlamini-Zuma's chief lobbyist in the province, moved from the powerful and influential corporate governance and human settlements portfolio to the less influential transport and community safety department. Sowetan understands that Dlamini-Zuma's supporters, who include MECs and some regional leaders, contacted Zuma over the weekend asking him to order Mathabatha to resign.
A source confirmed to Sowetan yesterday that Zuma will attend the meeting, which is expected to take place at Luthuli House in Johannesburg. The meeting comes days after he axed Nzimande, SACP general secretary, as higher education minister. Nzimande's removal is seen as punishment by Zuma for the criticism of the Guptas, friends of Zuma. Zuma will now face SACP and Cosatu leaders who have called on him to step down.
News Just in: Cabinet Reshuffle
Higher education minister Hlengiwe Mkhize, Buti Manamela is her deputy.
Home Affairs Minister Ayanda Dlodlo
Communications Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi
Energy minister David Mahlobo
State Security minister Bongani Thomas Bongo
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