In a speech at the event in Cape Town, Mr Ramaphosa said the key aim of transition talks was to unite South Africans. It said the leaders, who have participated in discussions on Zuma's exit, dropped out because of "various other commitments".
African National Congress (ANC) leader and South Africa deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Sunday revealed at the launch of the Mandela centenary celebrations in Cape Town that he was employing the late statesman's strategy of being "careful" when dealing with hard matters.
Opposition parties have also asked for the vote of no confidence against Zuma set for February 22 to be brought forward.
On Tuesday, Parliament's presiding officers announced that Thursday's State of the Nation Address had been indefinitely postponed amid fears that it might descend into chaos.
Zuma expects to be subpoenaed to testify before the Zondo Commission into state capture and may very well face criminal charges relating to the arms deal corruption and Schabir Shaik soon.
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"Our people want this matter finalised", Ramaphosa told a crowd of about 3,000 people on the Grand Parade next to the Cape Town city hall on Sunday to commemorate the 28th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison.
"People don't want us to think through issues".
Referring to it as a "delicate matter" requiring serious political and organisational discipline, the REC noted however the potential for creating uncertainty in the country and the Congress Movement at large.
Reliable ANC sources earlier confirmed that the negotiations with Zuma concerned "cosmetic" issues like the payment of his legal fees after leaving office and security for him and his family.
Allow Ramaphosa to use his personality and art of leadership to manage, Mantashe said in the SABC interview.
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"It is the interests of you, our people, that must be put first, and not the interests of anyone else", he said.
"South Africans must appreciate that the leadership of the ANC is hard at work".
"In defence of Madiba's legacy, we will continue to wage a relentless war on corruption and mismanagement of the resources of our country". On that euphoric day, a bearded Ramaphosa held the microphone for Mandela as the anti-apartheid leader who would become South Africa's first black president addressed well-wishers. Don't fight someone who is not fighting you. Denis Goldberg was imprisoned in Pretoria.
Ramaphosa also lauded the late ANC stalwart Albertina Sisulu, and Archbishop Emeritas Desmond Tutu for their roles as leading lights of the anti-apartheid struggle.
The ANC national executive committee (NEC), which is the highest decision-making body in the party, was due to take a final decision on Zuma's future on Wednesday, but Ramaphosa dramatically cancelled the NEC meeting this week after what he called a "constructive and fruitful" meeting with Zuma on Tuesday.
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