The ANC’s Musa Dladla region will investigate rumours that some of its previous leaders are using former president Jacob Zuma to sow confusion and defy the newly elected leadership. Two months ago the region, which incorporates Nkandla (where Zuma’s homestead is located), Empangeni, Eshowe, Mthonjaneni, Richards Bay and other areas, elected a "unity leadership" headed by regional chairman Mduduzi Mhlongo, the mayor of uMhlathuze Municipality, with Thembeka Mchunu, the wife of former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu, as deputy and Tholi Gwala as regional secretary. However, the unannounced appearance of Zuma at regional events, in the presence of former leaders who contested and lost the election, had reportedly stirred a hornet’s nest. On Thursday, a member of the new regional executive committee told Business Day on condition of anonymity that Zuma was being used by certain leaders to sow division. Bitter faction "It is clear that these people are still bitter about losing the co...

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