Senzo Mchunu, ANC head of organising, told reporters that the party’s leadership is aware that Zuma supporters had planned external events that will be running in parallel to the ANC celebrations this week
African National Congress head of organising, Senzo Mchunu, revealed to Eyewitness News that leadership in the party had been aware that supporters of ex-president Jacob Zuma had planned events that will run in parallel with the KZN festivities taking place this week.
Mchunu had said the preparatory committee discouraged these events. Traditionally the ANC leadership rallied together in the celebrations leading up to the launch of the party’s election manifesto on Saturday.
Ex-president Jacob Zuma had been planning to attend an event today which had been organised by his supporters in the region.
According to Zuma’s spokesperson, the event had been postponed with attention shifting to gathering support for Saturday’s event.
In Mchunu’s opinion, ANC leadership had disapproved and persuaded Zuma not to attend.
“We discouraged it, not for any other issue but just because it’s tradition and practice in the ANC that we focus on a commonly designed programme.”
He went on to say that it had been decided all events for the week should be made know to leadership and subsequently approved.
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