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Newly elected secretary-general, now chairperson and premier of Mpumalanga David Mabuza yesterday told reporters, in a matter-of-fact tone, that the ANC would not be discussing the recall of country president Jacob Zuma.

The DA will continue to pursue every possible avenue to hold Zuma accountable for the 783 counts of corruption against him as well as his role in state capture.

This is in contrast to the meeting at which former president Thabo Mbeki's recall was discussed, which reportedly went on for a day and ended after midnight.

"The only item on the agenda is the January 8 statement‚" said Magashule‚ adding that the agenda of the meeting was adopted as such and would not change.

President Kenyatta is scheduled to make his first foreign trip his his reelection for second term on October 26th.

Zuma, who has denied wrongdoing, said he has appealed the order to pay the costs himself but is moving ahead with a commission of inquiry because "this matter has occupied the public mind for some time now and deserves urgent attention".

Zuma's sacking past year of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan triggered downgrades of South Africa's credit rating to junk status, significantly raising borrowing costs for Africa's most industrialized economy.

Two senior committee members told Reuters Ramaphosa's faction in the ANC did not want to try to openly oust Zuma since the NEC was only elected a month ago and because Ramaphosa's victory was marginal.

Since Zuma isn't much loved by investors, the rand shot up on speculation a new government led by the leader of the ruling African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, was on the way in.

A smiling Ramaphosa looked at ease when journalists were briefly allowed into the meeting for a photo opportunity.