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Mystery surrounds Senzo Mchunu's alleged resignation

He's released a statement, not confirm his resignation, but to say he will comply with ANC’s decisions.

FILE: Senzo Mchunu. Picture: The KZN Office of the Premier Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - There are still questions around the future of KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu after reports that he has resigned.

Mchunu has released a statement, but does not confirm his resignation, instead says he will comply with whatever decisions are taken by the party.

He also talks about his discussions with the African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe.

At the weekend, it emerged Mchunu had been ordered by provincial leadership to hand in his resignation by today.

A media conference is expected this evening.

Now it's also alleged his resignation may be followed by a Cabinet reshuffle in KZN.

Following reports of Mchunu's resignation, it's expected factions within the ANC in the province will pose a challenge for the party in this year's municipal elections.

Daily Maverick journalist Cyril Madlala says the effects of these factions are being felt beyond the party's leadership structures.

"KwaZulu-Natal never used to have this level of service delivery protests and when you get to the bottom of that you understand that the issue really is around the nominations for the upcoming local elections. But the background to that is people are still divided along these factions."

(Edited By Winnie Theletsane)

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