- Zuma is angry that Dlamini-Zuma didn't get more votes in KZN
- He has cancelled his appearance at the provincial general council in Durban
- This elective conference could cause a split in the party
President Jacob Zuma is so angry with the ANC leadership in KwaZulu-Natal that he has cancelled his appearance at the provincial general council in Durban.
He reprimanded the leaders of the province for not 'doing enough work' to ensure that more branches voted for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Jacob Zuma has been supporting his ex-wife's campaign for the presidency of the ANC. Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the lead and won a substantial amount of votes in KZN, 19, but not the majority which went to Dlamini-Zuma, 454.
The KZN leadership under Sihle Zikalala has been vocal in its support for Dlamini-Zuma, Zikalala has denied that Zuma is displeased with the ANC in KZN.
He said that Zuma was very impressed with the result of the branch general meetings in KZN. He said that the reports that Zuma was angry are fabrications.
Currently, Ramaphosa has 1861 votes to Dlamini-Zuma's 1309, these figures exclude the 223 votes from Mpumalanga where branches voted for 'unity'.
The divisive nature of this year's elective conference threatens to cause a major rift in the party, which may result in a splinter party forming.
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