KZN premier denies being part of anti-Zuma plot
Johannesburg - KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize has denied being part of a "plot" to oust President Jacob Zuma, the news web site www.iol.co.za reports.
He has also scoffed at persistent rumours that he will soon leave office and take up a diplomatic post in New Zealand.
According to the report, Mkhize re-affirmed his support for the ANC president "now and all the way" to the party’s elective conference to be held in Mangaung in December - ending months of speculation about a "fallout" between Mkhize and Zuma.
This, after Mkhize had been linked to the presidential ambitions of Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.
The coverage added that earlier this year the Sunday Independent had reported that Mkhize was also closely associated with Sexwale, and their shared interest was to get into a position of ultimate power.