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Top leaders of South Africa’s ruling ANC will meet on Monday after days of talks over President Jacob Zuma’s expected departure from office.

“An NEC (national executive committee) meeting is scheduled for tomorrow in Pretoria,” ANC spokeswoman Khusela Diko told AFP.

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But the meeting’s agenda was not revealed.

And the man who is expected to take over from Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, wants negotiations to be concluded within days.

However, the embattled Zuma, whose presidency has been tainted by graft scandals, has rejected a request by senior officials of his party to resign a week ago.

It was learned that Ramaphosa will address a major ANC party rally in Cape Town on Sunday.

According to reports, the rally is part of ANC celebrations marking 100 years since Mandela’s birth.