'ANC needs to discipline KZN leaders for Zuma show of support'

Political analyst Sinethemba Zonke says the dissent for ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa coming out of KZN is problematic.

Zonke says this is a small group within the national ANC, but might present a problem in KZN.

Thousands of supporters, including some ANC leaders, marched in the Durban CBD on Friday in support of the former president as he headed to court on corruption charges for the first time.

The calls for unity for the ANC has not fully been realised.

Sinethemba Zonke, Political analyst of Africa Practice

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The key leaders that have been appearing in support of Jacob Zuma - they need to be disciplined and dealt with. I think behind the scenes the need for strong words to see the strengthening of the ANC in KZN is important.

Sinethemba Zonke, Political analyst of Africa Practice

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Zonke says what is currently going on with former president Jacob Zuma will have a major impact for the brand of the ANC ahead of the 2019 elections.

The former president appeared in the Durban High court on charges on corruption, money laundering and racketeering. The case has been postponed to 8 June.

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