Cape Town – Newly elected African National Congress (ANC) leaders in KwaZulu Natal reportedly visited former president Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla home on Sunday to seek guidance and wisdom from him as a former party leader.
The newly provincial chairperson Siboniso Duma spoke soon after the visit and said that they wanted Zuma’s view on how to create unity.
“We’ve spoken amongst other things – the issue of building the nation. [We spoke about] things [on] how to make sure that you transfer back what belongs to the people of KwaZulu-Natal, the economy wealth and the land,” News24 quoted Duma as saying.
Location 📍: Nkandla
— Dudu Zuma-Sambudla (@DZumaSambudla) August 28, 2022
Duma said that Zuma, who was currently serving the remainder of his 15-month prison term at home after being released on medical parole in September last year, had a lot of experience.
A few religious leaders were also in attendance.
In a statement, the ANC provincial leadership said: “We recall that president Jacob Zuma was elected to deputies and strengthen president Thabo Mbeki’s leadership collective because of his excellent human relations, listening skills and capacity to unify.
“It was felt that, inevitably, Zuma’s leadership would be needed to refocus attention to the vision of the ANC to build a compassionate and caring society. His passion for education, rural development, fighting poverty and crime remains legendary.”
— Nhlanhla Mabaso (@_NMabaso) August 28, 2022
Duma said that Zuma was excited about their visit to his home, according to EWN.
The party said it will continue with such visits to draw more inspiration.
It said that more visits with other senior party leaders were on the cards, the report said.
Last month, the new ANC KZN top five visited former president Thabo Mbeki, eNCA reported.
At the time, the leadership said the meeting would be the first of many that it hoped to undertake in its efforts to seek political wisdom.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu