Baleka Mbete endorses Ramaphosa for ANC president

It is understood that the deep divisions in the party forced party leaders to abandon the process to allow for different factions to caucus with the hope of coming to an agreement.

De Lille will explain on Monday

This after the completion of a report on an inquiry into allegations of fraud and corruption in the municipality in which she was implicated.

The ANC: Key dates

The African National Congress (ANC), which meets from December 16-20 to elect its leader, led the fight against apartheid in South Africa and has ruled the country since 1994.