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Zuma’s address to KZN ANC supporters postponed

An African National Congress (ANC) event where former President Jacob Zuma was meant to speak in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday has been postponed.

FILE: Jacob Zuma waiting to address his supporters outside the Durban High Court on 8 June 2018. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

DURBAN – An African National Congress (ANC) event where former President Jacob Zuma was meant to speak in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday has been postponed.

There have been concerns within some groups in the ANC that the former president was trying to overshadow President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa and the other top six leaders are campaigning in the province this week and will hold several gatherings.

Posters in ANC colours have been widely circulated with the picture of Zuma as the main speaker for an event scheduled for Wednesday, just three days before Ramaphosa addresses the party’s birthday celebrations.

Eyewitness News has learnt that some within the ANC felt Zuma was trying to flex his muscles and overshadow Ramaphosa who is in the province campaigning this week ahead of the big event on Saturday.

Zuma’s spokesperson has told EWN the event has since been postponed because “the focus this week is to mobilise for Moses Mabhida [Stadium],” where the celebrations will take place.

Meanwhile, the former president has tweeted on Monday an article by the Sunday Times which said Ramaphosa would confront “divisive Zuma”.

Zuma says the paper keeps lying about his name and has asked whose agenda its serving.

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)

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