Zuma, Sexwale deny ANC succession meeting

ANC deputy president Jacob Zuma has denied meeting businessman Tokyo Sexwale to discuss the latter's bid for leading the ruling party as reported by the Mail & Guardian.

ANC deputy president Jacob Zuma has denied meeting businessman Tokyo Sexwale to discuss the latter's bid for leading the ruling party as reported by the Mail & Guardian.

"We wish to place on record, however, that there have never been any discussions between Sexwale and Zuma regarding the ANC conference and candidacy thereof," Zuma's private secretary Nontokozo Luthuli said at the weekend.

The newspaper reported that Sexwale had met Zuma at least three times in order to further his bid for the top spot in the ruling party.

The report said the two had met twice last year. It said the meetings had taken place under "false pretences" because Sexwale had not indicated his intention to speak about his leadership challenge.

"Zuma's statement confirms the fact that faceless sources have, again, been used to peddle mischief," Sexwale's office said. - Sapa

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