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KZN ANC: Media & analysts are obsessed with Nkandla

The ANC in KZN says the majority of its members don't care about the Nkandla issue.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead on 26 July 2015. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - With National Treasury recommending that President Jacob Zuma pay just over R7.8 million for non-security upgrades at his private home, the African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal says the majority of its members don't care about the Nkandla issue.

Party chairperson Sihle Zikalala spoke to Eyewitness News on the sidelines of the Provincial Executive Committee meeting yesterday.

He says, "We have been to a number of areas and there is no one who has asked us about that."

Shortly after Treasury announced its determination on Monday, the party called on supporters to help the president pay back the money.

Following the Constitutional Court judgment in March, several structures of the ANC also called on the president to resign.

But Zikalala says the president's character is what keeps him popular among supporters.

"It's his character as a leader as he's accessible and he listens to people."

He goes on to say that it's the media and analysts who are obsessed with the issue.