ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte Picture: Bhekikhaya Mabaso/ANA

Johannesburg - The ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) has not taken any decision on President Jacob Zuma's future, deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte said on Tuesday. 

Duarte revealed this at a briefing held at Luthuli House, a day ahead of the Special NEC meeting convened by the party's National Working Comittee (NWC). 

The briefing also saw the introduction of the party's new national spokesperson, Pule Mabe, who takes over from Zizi Kodwa. 

Elaborating on Wednesday's meeting, Duarte denied the highest decision-making body had taken any decision on Zuma's future.

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"Up to this point, there has been no decision of the NEC. It is only the NEC that can make important decisions of the nature that we are speaking about.

"The NWC is taking a proposal to the NEC for discussion. So we'll be discussing a matter of serious concern to all of us within the ANC and of course, a matter of great public interest to the people of SA."

Duarte also used the platform to deny the NEC has ever voted in its entire history. 

Duarte also touched on the issue of the upcoming State of the Nation Address, taking place this Thursday in Cape Town. 

Zuma is due to deliver SONA and faces a new no-confidence vote against his leadership on February 22.

On Monday night, the ANC in a statement confirmed that following extensive deliberation, the NWC resolved to convene a special meeting of the NEC on Wednesday. 

Amongst the issues to be tabled to the special NEC meeting will be preparations for the State of the SONA and a report back from the NWC on matters mandated to it, including management of the transition between the 5th and 6th administration of government and pending actions in Parliament.