ANC secretary general "not having any sleepless nights worrying about the impact of the court judgments concerning Zuma on the election campaign".
Mantashe said that Mogoeng's public talk about the Concourt's Nkandla judgment would provoke verbal attacks against the judiciary by politicians.
The ANC's powerful secretary general is finding it increasingly difficult to defend the president.
The ANC's secretary general has warned that the ruling party must win back supporters' confidence before it risks losing them for good.
The National Assembly motion to remove Jacob Zuma as president was lost on Tuesday evening, with 233 votes against his impeachment.
In a united party, when the leader steps down, the deputy steps up to fill his shoes. In a divided ANC though, things are more likely to fall apart.
"The president humbled himself and apologised to the nation," ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Friday.
The Mail & Guardian has tracked down the bizarre comments made by the president's staunchest defenders to explain his Nkandla 'fire pool'.
'He told us we should tell him directly if we wanted him to step down, rather than stab him in the back,' an ANC NEC member told the M&G.
In the aftermath of last week's allegations that the Gupta family had tried to 'buy' various Cabinet positions, the family and ANC agreed to meet.
The ANC national executive committee this weekend lambasted South African media, especially those owned by the Gupta family, for their coverage.
President Jacob Zuma has emerged unscathed from the damaging revelations of the past week, with the ANC affirming its 'full confidence' in him.
Rifts are showing in the ruling party after revelations that the Gupta family offered various ANC members positions in the South African Cabinet.
An ANC renaissance hinges on the power struggle between President Jacob Zuma and the Pravin Gordhan-Gwede Mantashe-led faction of the ANC.
Gwede Mantashe has expressed concern that the Hawks sent questions to Pravin Gordhan just four days before the budget.
SA’s judges have the unenviable job of ensuring that the state complies with the Constitution amid government's poor decision-making and abuses.
Inordinate delays to urgent litigation that is in the public interest must be reduced, if not eliminated, writes Paul Hoffman.
A Concourt decision to set aside the by-elections results in Tlokwe has left opposition parties questioning the motives of both the ANC and IEC.