JOHANNESBURG, April 5 South African President
Jacob Zuma had briefed top officials at the African National
Congress in December of his decision to dismiss former finance
minister Pravin Gordhan, but the leaders persuaded him to delay
the sacking, a top ANC official said.
Speaking at a media briefing after two days of meetings by
the party's top officials, Deputy Secretary-General Jessie
Duarte said on Wednesday Zuma had told the officials that his
relationship with Gordhan had broken down.
Duarte also said Zuma would meet with the party's integrity
commission on April 9, but did not give details.
(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Writing by James Macharia;
Editing by Larry King)