Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has denied that President Zuma has called an urgent meeting for cabinet ministers in Cape Town. Picture: Bongani Shilubane/African News Agency (ANA)
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has denied that President Zuma has called an urgent meeting for cabinet ministers in Cape Town. Picture: Bongani Shilubane/African News Agency (ANA)

Mbalula rubbishes emergency cabinet meeting reports

By Political Reporter Time of article published Feb 6, 2018

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Johannesburg - Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula has denied reports that President Jacob Zuma has summoned cabinet ministers to a meeting at his home in Cape Town. 

eNCA reports that the Minster in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, cancelled an appearance at the Mining Idaba to attend the meeting. 

Mbalula tweeted on Tuesday morning; "It is not true that we have been summoned to a meeting , @eNCA the much talked about meeting is the joints that started at 8h30.I personally did NOT attend I tendered an apology #Fakenews"

It is not true that we have been summoned to a meeting , @eNCA the much talked about meeting is the joints that started at 8h30.I personally did NOT attend I tendered an apology #Fakenews

— Min of Police: Mr Fearfokkol (@MbalulaFikile) February 6, 2018

Zuma's summons comes a day before the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) is expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss Zuma's future as the head of State. 

Read:  Zuma summons ministers to urgent cabinet meeting

At the weekend the ANC's top six met with Zuma to convince him to resign. 

The State of Nation Address takes place on Thursday and speculation is rife that Zuma may not address the meeting. 

The EFF has also threatened to approach the courts on the matter. 

Political Bureau

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