Daily Maverick journalist, Cyril Madlala confirms that KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has resigned.
This follows the reports that the African National Congress in the province recalled him.
The factions within the ANC in KZN leadership began last year when Mchunu lost his chairmanship to Sihle Zikalala during a provincial elective conference in November.
Over the weekend, Mchunu did not show up at two events he was scheduled to attend.
He sent Transport MEC Willies Mchunu to represent him in the national day of prayer held in Durban on Sunday, where President Jacob Zuma addressed the nation.
Xolani Gwala spoke to Madlala about the factions within the ANC in KZN and the significance of this for the upcoming local government elections.
KZN never used to have this level of service delivery protests. When you get to the bottom of that, you understand that the issue is around candidates for the upcoming local government elections. People are still divided along these factions.— Cyril Madlala, Daily Maverick journalist
The reconciliation that should have happened has not happen, and I think that is going to pose serious challenge for the ANC ahead of the elections.— Cyril Madlala, Daily Maverick journalist
There is a lot of evidence that people are not putting much effort into campaigning and working for the ANC ahead of local government elections.— Cyril Madlala, Daily Maverick journalist
Listen to the full conversation below