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At the same time Mantashe on Tuesday assured members that there would be no reprisals for those who called for Zuma to be removed.
The ANC was not expecting any mass resignations of Cabinet members following the dramatic meeting, in which Zuma claimed there was a plot against him by foreign governments ; that he was poisoned three times as well as that he had to defend his relationship with the Gupta family.
- - 23 March A collective of former African National Congress (ANC) military commanders have called on the ANC to convene a special national congress to elect new leadership.
In a letter, generals of the ANC's Umkhonto we Sizwe movement also call on the ANC to deal directly with the alleged Gupta family's influence over its leadership.
The attempt to remove Zuma was defeated and ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said the matter had been exhausted and was now closed.
Cabinet appointments remain Zuma's prerogative, but ministers had spoken out despite serving at his pleasure.
The ministers made the dramatic threat on the sidelines of a tense extended national executive (NEC) committee meeting.
The foundations expressed their concerns in a letter handed to party secretary general Gwede Mantashe at the ANC's national executive committee meeting in Pretoria on Saturday.
Its signatories are Frene Ginwala, chairperson of the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation ; Professor Njabulo Ndebele, chairperson of the board of trustees of the Nelson Mandela Foundation ; and Tourism Minister and NEC member Derek Hanekom, on behalf of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.
- - 30 November There have been many heated national executive committee (NEC) meetings in the ANC's nearly 105-year existence.
It is rare, however, for NEC members to openly accuse each other of being "counter-revolutionaries" and "acting on behalf of your handlers".