Suspended ANC-Secretary General Ace Magashule has until the end of business on Friday to apologise to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
However, Ace has served the party with court papers to have his suspension declared unlawful.
He has also spoken about the step-aside rule, calling it unconstitutional, and believes that he was within his rights as the Secretary-General to suspend the President.
Both the deputy president DD Mabuza and deputy secretary-general Jesse Duarte have each pleaded with suspended Ace to apologise to Cyril Ramaphosa but he has refused.
Meanwhile, COSATU has issued a warning to Ace Magashule, reminding him that he is not bigger than the ANC branches.
Ace is facing a string of charges which include corruption, fraud, and racketeering relating to the R250 million asbestos eradication tender which was awarded in the Free State during his tenor as premier.
Magashule was arrested, charged, and granted bail last year for his apparent involvement in the asbestos roofing saga.
After leaks from the ANC’s NEC meetings held over the past weekend one of the biggest problems facing the ANC was a lack of discipline among its leaders at local, regional, provincial, and national levels including government.
Should Ace not issue the president with an apology, he could face further disciplinary action.