South African President Jacob Zuma addresses a prayer service held in Durban, South Africa, May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

South African President Jacob Zuma addresses a prayer service held in Durban, South Africa, May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) dismissed a media report on Tuesday that President Jacob Zuma’s removal would be discussed next month at a key party meeting as “complete fabrication and not true”.

ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa denied the report, by the Bloomberg news agency, after the rand firmed more than 1.5 percent against the U.S. dollar.

(Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Ed Cropley)

SOURCE: Reuters