- A South African political analyst recently said that former president Jacob Zuma still has a lot of influence in the ANC
- According to the analyst, Xolani Dube, Zuma is the 'magnet' of the political party
- Meanwhile, KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala has pledged his support for the corruption-accused Zuma
A South African political analyst, Xolani Dube, recently said in an interview that he believes former president Jacob Zuma still has a lot of power within the ANC, despite the fact that he recently went on trial for a series of corruption allegations.
According to Dube, corruption-accused Zuma remains the 'magnet' of the political party and even went as far as saying that Zuma - to a certain extent - is the heart and soul of the African National Congress.
"If this soul by the name of Jacob Zuma in the ANC betrays his own organisation, that will be the end of the ANC,” Dube says, according to an SABC article.
Meanwhile, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has proved that there is some substance to Dube's words after making it clear that he is standing behind Zuma. According to an eNCA article, Zikalala has made it clear that he is "standing with Zuma" and that "Zuma will not walk alone."
Briefly News earlier reported that Ace Magashule recently showed up at the Pietermaritzburg Court in KwaZulu-Natal to show support for fellow corruption-accused politician Jacob Zuma, who appeared in court for day one of his corruption trial.
While Magashule and Supra Mahumapelo were there to support Zuma, the usual big crowd seemed to have decided against showing up outside the KZN court, which had been cordoned off by many police officials.
This did not sway Magashule from standing firm in his support for Magashule and was heard telling reporters that Zuma was the president of the ANC and therefore needs to be supported at all times, reports News24.
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Source: Briefly News