South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has survived an attempt to remove him from office from within his governing African National Congress (ANC), the BBC reports, quoting local media sources.
Some 80 members of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) considered the motion at its meeting that began over the weekend.
NEC sources said the bid to oust him was rejected and a “settlement” was reached, South Africa’s Business Day newspaper reports.
The ANC is to brief the media at 12:00 GMT on Tuesday about the meeting.
According to South Africa’s News24 website, it may have been Mr Zuma’s toughest political battle since his election as ANC leader.
He faced a revolt by members of his cabinet including the ministers of tourism, public works and health, it reports.
Mr Zuma has increasingly come under criticism over corruption allegations, with a recent report highlighting his links with the wealthy Gupta family.
He has survived several parliamentary votes but this was the first time the ANC formally discussed his position.
Both Mr Zuma and the Guptas have denied any wrongdoing.