The Presidency says it has not issued any statement relating to a briefing by President Jacob Zuma.
Presidency spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga was responding to a rumoured address by President Zuma relating to the ANC NEC‘s instruction to recall him from his post.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba also hinted that Zuma would speak about his future at 10 am today during his interview with Richard Quest on CNN last night.
Several parliamentary briefings and engagements which were scheduled for the morning were rescheduled to the afternoon in anticipation of Zuma’s address.
Ngqulunga said media should wait for the official communication from the presidency on any communication relating to the office.
“No official communication has been issued by the Presidency on a media briefing today by President Jacob Zuma as reported by media houses.”
This is despite an email doing the rounds requesting SAPS for ample parking space at the Union Buildings for journalists and broadcast vehicles which will be covering the president’s address at 10:00 am.
Attempts to get a confirmation from Ngqulunga on the authenticity of the email written by the presidency’s deputy Communications Director Shadi Baloyi were unsuccessful.