The African National Congress's top six leaders are currently locked in a meeting at Luthuli House on Monday afternoon and will meet with National Working Committee members later today.
This is the first time ANC leaders have met since President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his Cabinet, angering some of his colleagues.
A showdown is expected at Monday's meeting between supporters and detractors of President Zuma.
Disagreements among senior ANC leaders on Zuma’s decision on the Cabinet reshuffle will play themselves out.
This after various comments have emerged from ANC top-brass denouncing president Zuma’s actions.
ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe alluded to the fact that the list of ‘shuffled’ ministers was pre-prepared and presented to the ANC top-six as formality to legitimise the procedure.
Similarly, an audio clip has emerged of deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa during a speech on the weekend in KwaZulu-Natal where he expressed that change was necessary for the South African people.
In the extract he’s heard telling the audience that a process has started that will “trigger” the “renewal” of the country.
Ramaphosa goes on to call on South Africans to support the efforts that are going to be made by those who want to make sure the country lives up the the values of Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo.
"Be in support of those who will be leading that charge because a moment of great renewal is upon us, so let's act together in unity."
Some of the president's supporters in the NWC have reported they will call out secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize for publicly speaking out against him and will demand that action to be taken against them.
Meanwhile, those against the president say they will simply demand answers about why he fired successful ministers like Pravin Gordhan while leaving underperforming ones untouched.