‘Zuma should be supported by the ANC’, says supporters

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A group of Jacob Zuma supporters walking towards the Zuma homestead on 1 July 2021 in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.
A group of Jacob Zuma supporters walking towards the Zuma homestead on 1 July 2021 in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.
PHOTO: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images

Former president Jacob Zuma’s supporters within the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal want the party to openly criticise the Constitutional Court’s decision to jail him for 15 months.

The Zuma supporters, who were part of the lengthy ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting on Monday, said they would not back down on their call for the ANC in KZN to officially declare the ConCourt order unjust.

With the party’s provincial top five leaders — which includes its provincial chairperson Premier Sihle Zikalala and provincial secretary, Mdumiseni Ntuli —concerned that a failure to align themselves with Zuma supporters on the ConCourt matter could see their support base eroded, Zuma’s supporters are piling on the pressure.

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