Pretoria - African National Congress (ANC) head of elections, Fikile Mbalula, said on Thursday that the people who were working to undermine the party president Cyril Ramaphosa would not succeed.
"The president's position is safe in the party. The president's position is not under threat in any way. One hundred percent ANC members are behind the president, but I cannot account for dark forces who will make an attempt on Ramaphosa for one reason or another.
"The ANC is determined to consolidate its unity," Mbalula said.
"If we don't do that, because even our own internal polling tells us that if we don't look at the ANC's unity and we are concerned about ourselves and our squabbles, our people walk away and turn off. We can't let them down, we just need to stick to what is right and what needs to be done."
This as reports have been emerging during the election campaign that some ANC leaders were secretly holding meetings to plot to oust Ramaphosa.