By Murray Williams
New ANC President Jacob Zuma held a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at a Cape Town hotel on Friday morning.
Zuma arrived in a large gold Mercedes-Benz at 8.15am at the Westin Grand Hotel.
He was escorted to the 18th floor, where it was understood the two would meet in an executive club suite.
Security was tight at the entrance to the hotel and protocol staff from both sides said the meeting was private and was being held at the request of the French president "as a friend".