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Jacob Zuma campaigned door to door in ward 7, at Nkandla local municipality, but the ANC still lost to the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in a by-election. The ANC’s Bahle Sibiya lost to the IFP’s Nkosinathi Khumalo, according to results released by the Electoral Commission of SA on Thursday. Khumalo got 1‚441 votes‚ Sibiya managed 1‚221 votes, while the EFF got four votes. The death of IFP councillor Mphumzeni Mthombeni in 2018 necessitated the by-election. Zuma had charmed hundreds of ANC supporters when he visited the voting district in the Emangidini area‚ where he was welcomed with song and dance. He later urged residents to come out in strength to vote for Sibiya on Wednesday. He said the area would develop only if residents dislodged the IFP. However, his efforts did not yield the desired results. Also on Thursday, while speaking during a homecoming prayer organised by KwaZulu-Natal religious leaders in Nkandla, Zuma said the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture was...

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