Newly elected ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairman Sihle Zikalala made an about-turn on his support for Jacob Zuma, now saying it is wrong to support the former president in court, where he is facing graft charges. This was despite him attending Zuma’s appearance in court in June to show his support. The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal reportedly took a decision at its conference at the weekend to engage the party’s top leadership, the national executive committee, over its decision that ANC structures should not support the former president during his corruption trial. In the past ANC provincial and regional leaders in KwaZulu-Natal, the party’s biggest and most influential province, have defied the national executive committee decision that ANC members should not use party structures to support leaders charged with fraud and corruption, or wear ANC colours when they appeared in court. Speaking during an interview on SAfm on Monday, Zikalala changed his stance, saying it was wrong to support Zuma when ...

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