News24 understands that Zuma arrived shortly after 12:00 to discuss a very private matter with the king.
“I genuinely do not know what the meeting is about, [it is] a very private matter. Nobody knows what it is about,” a reliable source told News24.
The source did not want to speculate on whether Zuma was consulting with the king over mounting pressure on him to step down as the president of the country.
However, the Presidency described the meeting as a courtesy call.
“This is a longstanding courtesy meeting between the President and His Majesty which was initially meant to take place in January but was postponed due to diary challenges on both sides,” Presidency spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga said.
The meeting with the king comes a day after the top six met with Zuma and allegedly asked him to step down.
ANC chair Gwede Mantashe on Sunday afternoon said: “We want to ensure that there is stability in the country and stability in the ANC. That is why tonight we are meeting with President Zuma.”
It was reported that the intention behind the meeting was not an attempt to humiliate Zuma but to discuss what was best for the country. DM
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Since its release, Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s book Gangster State, has sparked numerous fascist-like behavior from certain members of the public (and the State). There have been planned book burnings, disrupted launches and Ace Magashule has openly called him a liar. And just to say thanks, a R10m defamation suit has been lodged against the author.
Pieter-Louis Myburgh is our latest Scorpio Investigative journalist recruit and we’re not going to let him and his crucial book be silenced. When the Cape Town launch was postponed, Maverick Insider stepped in and relocated it to a secure location so that Pieter-Louis’ revelations could be heard by the public. If we’ve learnt one thing over the past ten years it is this: when anyone tries to infringe on our constitutional rights, we have to fight back. Every day, our journalists are uncovering more details and evidence of State Capture and its various reincarnations. The rot is deep and the threats, like this recent one to freedom of speech, are real. You can support the cause by becoming an Insider and help free the speech that can make a difference.
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