The African National Congress top brass is set to continue their meeting on Monday to discuss tensions over the legitimacy of some of the contested provincial structures.

The party’s leadership is under pressure to uphold the Pietermaritzburg High Court ruling that nullified the ANC KwaZulu-Natal 2015 elective conference.

Another faction of the ANC in the Eastern Cape has disputed the outcomes of last month’s chaotic provincial conference.

The newly-elected leadership in the Northern Cape is also facing a court challenge from disgruntled members.

There are also reports that party secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has been asked to step down after endorsing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as President Jacob Zuma’s successor.