Leadership race heats up in Zuma stronghold

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Zweli Mkhize is riding high since he left Cabinet. Photo Darren Steward
Zweli Mkhize is riding high since he left Cabinet. Photo Darren Steward


Scheduled to take place on February 5 and 6, the regional race sets up a proxy battle in the December national leadership race between those who support Mkhize, President Cyril Ramaphosa or former president Jacob Zuma – whose birthplace in Nkandla falls under the region.

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