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Nkandla community prepares for Zuma’s homecoming

Ward 14 ANC councillor Bongokwakhe Mbambo says the people of nkandla look forward to former president Zuma’s return.

FILE: ANC President Jacob Zuma arrives at the Ntolwane Primary School in Nkandla to vote. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - As the news of Jacob Zuma’s resignation as president settles in his hometown of Nkandla, an African National Congress (ANC) councillor in the area says they are now going to begin preparations for his homecoming.

Ward 14 ANC councillor Bongokwakhe Mbambo says the people of Nkandla look forward to former president Zuma’s return.

Mbambo says that with Zuma out of office, he hopes the former president will assist with increasing the ANC’s support in the Inkatha Freedom Party-run local municipality.

“He has always said that he will return to the branch once stepping down. We want him back to help us grow the ANC in the area.”

Most residents have avoided speaking to the media, while another handful of ANC supporters have gathered outside Zuma’s Nkandla homestead in a show of solidarity.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)