African National Congress (ANC) officials have met with South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma.

In a statement the party says it had a positive and constructive meeting with the former president.

The meeting was called to discuss Zuma’s defiance of the constitutional court order compelling him to appear before the State Capture Commission.

Meanwhile, Zuma has missed the deadline to file answering affidavits to the Constitutional Court in his contempt of court case. The former president was given until the end of Monday to respond to the application by the State Capture Commission l.

Zuma has vowed not to appear before the Commission if Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo does not rescue himself. He said he believes that there is a level of bias against him and lack of impartiality.

However, the Commission rubbished the claims by Zuma and lodged an application with the Constitutional Court, requesting that the former President be jailed for two years for defying an order of the Apex Court.

In February, President Cyril Ramaphosa told editors that the top ANC leadership would meet with Zuma to discuss among others, his defiance of the Constitutional Court order that he appears before the State Capture Commission.