President Jacob Zuma has survived the latest attempt from within the ruling African National Congress to force him to step down.
News24.com and Bloomberg are reporting sources within the party's national executive as saying that the body decided at a meeting on Sunday not to vote on a motion of no confidence in Zuma.
Bloomberg reported that Zuma told the meeting he would not step down. He also accused "foreign agents" of being behind the push against him and said the matter should never be raised again.
News24 reported a source as saying Zuma "was very angry. It was the first time I have seen him so angry."
Zuma reportedly told executive members to stop criticising him in public. He was quoted as saying: "I have been quiet because I don't want to harm the ANC, so continue attacking me in the media and you will see."
Police have refused to allow anti-xenophobia protesters to hand over their memorandum to the Presidency, turning the marchers away at the gates of the Union Buildings.
Organisers of Thursday's march were in talks with the police to get recognition from the office of the president.
The peaceful protesters became agitated when police brigadier Mokhari told them they did not have permission to march to the Union Buildings. Mokhari was speaking from behind a mesh fence at the south gardens of the Union Buildings.
Prince Mpinda from the Democratic Republic of Congo said xenophobic violence was not being taken seriously by the government.
"It is very unfortunate and irresponsible for the government to refuse to take a memorandum. Let the world know by the South African government refusing to let these peaceful foreigners and loving South Africans who are in solidarity saying no to xenophobia...The message is clear, the person who is shooting is the person behind the trigger.
"It's clear South African government is behind this xenophobia."
Mpinda said it was confusing why the Presidency would not allow protesters to hand over their memorandum, but had allowed a march against foreigners to continue on February 24.
The organisers denied that their march had not been granted permission. They said they had initially been denied permission, but were later granted it by the Tshwane metro police and SAPS.
Themba Ncalo said they had round table meetings with the police who granted them permission to march.
"The police and the metro police don't have a problem with us. It's the office of the president which is refusing to come and receive the memorandum... The office of the president says the metro police should have demanded a letter granting us permission.
"It has got nothing to do with us. What we want is just to hand over the memorandum."
Ncalo said they had adhered to the law and marched peacefully. "As we are here, we are within the framework of the Gatherings Act."
"On February 24th, the hooligans marched and they gave them permission. We just want acknowledgement."
Nigerians are being asked to leave South Africa. Mobs are forcing their way into homes, robbing and beating people up. Reports say that Nigerians are top on the list of mmigrants A News24 reporter, Mpho Raborife spoke of how he watched a group of people force their way into a block of flats along WF Nkomo Street in Pretoria, South Africa. About 50 people broke into some flats and witnesses say how they looted residents belongings demanding Nigerians leave the country. A woman called out to police who just looked on as a crowd looted her belongings. At least five police officers were nearby but did nothing and looked on as a mob of more than fifty people ransacked flats. A man who would not give his name said " if they want us to go back home, they must tell the embassy to stop giving out visas......If I go back home, it won't be good for South Africans living in Nigeria. They say we are selling drugs but they didn't find any......". Some Congolese citizens living in the flats were also attacked. There are also reports of a mob attacking a Nigerian man on his way to church. The vigilante group hauled stones at the man. Police spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Diamini said there were enough of his officers around the area and he is not sure about the fact that his officers stood by and watched people getting attacked. He said the officers were also supported by a police helicopter on the day in question. This case raises again the issue of the security of other African citizens in South Africa and what the authorities are doing to ensure the safety and security of foreign nationals in the country.