Zuma to campaign in KZN in attempt to regain Zululand
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 04:28:24
President Jacob Zuma will lead an African National Congress (ANC) election campaign trail at the Abaqulusi Local Municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Friday. He will conduct a do a door-to-campaign and interact with community members in Mondlo.
Zuma will also take his campaign to a Vryheid taxi rank before heading to Dumbe where he is expected to address a public meeting. The ANC is hoping to make major inroads in Dumbe. The party is ramping up its election campaign in the only district municipality which it does not control in KZN – the Zululand district municipality which is under the National Freedom Party’s (NFP) control.
However, the NFP is facing a threat of disqualification from the 2016 local government elections after it failed to pay the R400 000 deposit fee to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) by June 02. The party has approached the Electoral Court in an attempt to reverse the decision by the IEC to disqualify the party from contesting the August municipal elections.
Zuma will be accompanied by the deputy chairperson of the ANC in the province, Willies Mchunu, who is also the Premier.