Zuma ‘not able to participate in any public engagements’

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Former president Jacob Zuma.
Former president Jacob Zuma.
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The KwaZulu-Natal ANC leadership could find itself in crisis following rumours that former president Jacob Zuma will not participate in the ANC’s elections campaign.

This happens as the party faces a revolt from members who are disgruntled over the nomination of councillor candidates. The provincial leadership was hoping that Zuma, who remains popular among KZN party members despite facing corruption charges, would be able to persuade the disgruntled members to join the ANC’s elections campaign.

However, sources with the ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) told The Witness that the party’s top brass has already accepted that Zuma will not be part of the organisation’s elections machinery. “Yes, there was a lot of hope when he was discharged from hospital, but we have since been informed that he is unable to take part in the ANC’s elections campaign.

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