Political Analyst Zakhele Ndlovu has warned that the recall of the embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede and the Msunduzi Municipal Mayor Themba Njilo is likely to further divide the African National Congress (ANC).
The ANC announced its decision to recall the mayors along with their executive committee members at a media briefing in Durban on Tuesday.
The official announcement followed the Provincial Executive Committee’s week-long meeting.
Ndlovu says Gumede is a force to be reckoned with among supporters of former president Jacob Zuma.
“She was given 30 days leave and then it was extended. So that indecision for me suggests that Gumede has some kind of influence. Remember that in the ANC, there is this factionalism which has been going on which the party has totally failed to manage.”
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