Durban – About 1 500 supporters of KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu converged on the African National Congress’s provincial headquarters in Durban on Monday.
The supporters, unhappy at Mchunu’s ousting at the party’s recent provincial elective conference, are demanding that the outcome be nullified and a new vote held.
The march on the provincial offices is the second since the conference at the beginning of November when Sihle Zikalala was elected to replace Mchunu as chairman of the party in KwaZulu-Natal.
Last week the newly elected provincial secretary Super Zuma, who is no relation to President Jacob Zuma, said that the party was looking into the complaints raised by Mchunu supporters, but it was also considering disciplinary action against those who participated in the previous march.
On Monday, there was a heavy police presence, and a water cannon stood ready to quell unruliness.
Speaking by phone on Monday after the march, Zuma said: “They came to get responses. We said they must link up with the (national) secretary.”
Zuma said that the protesters dispersed peacefully and that he could not comment on their complaints as the complaints were being dealt with at a national level.
“It really is for the SG (Gwede Mantashe) to respond,” he said.
African News Agency
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