Johannesburg - The ANC's national executive committee (NEC) will meet on Friday for its last two-day meeting of the year.
“(The NEC) is expected to receive, among others, the political overview from the president, the report of the national working committee dealing with organisational matters, and the ANC’s readiness in the 2014 elections campaign,” spokesman Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.
The African National Congress has been in a war of words with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela this week over the leak of her provisional report on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.
Luthuli House officials called an urgent press briefing on Tuesday to address the issue.
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe demanded the speedy release of Madonsela's final report.
Mantashe said releasing the report late could be seen as a delaying tactic and a political ploy to create negativity around the image and the integrity of Zuma and the ANC ahead of the 2014 general elections.
Madonsela denied this on Wednesday, and said that as Public Protector she had no role in politics and harboured no intentions of channelling voters in certain directions at next year's polls.
The Mail&Guardian reported on Friday that a leaked provisional report by Madonsela had revealed that Zuma received substantial personal benefits from the over R206 million upgrade to Nkandla.
While the government had stated that the upgrades were essential for Zuma's security, the newspaper reported that they were found by Madonsela to include a swimming pool, visitors' centre, amphitheatre, cattle kraal, marquee area, extensive paving, and new houses for relatives.
On Monday, The New Age reported that sources within the ANC said there would be a move to call for a special national congress at which Zuma would be removed and replaced by deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe ahead of the election, and that ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa would take over as the country's president next year.
Mthembu denied this, and said he was not aware of such a call.
“If there is any, it cannot fly into the NEC meeting. We had our conference in 2012. Why should we call another conference?” he asked.
The ANC is expected to hold its two-day national list conference on Sunday and Monday, to select those members who will represent it in Parliament.