Several African National Congress (ANC) councillors from the eThekwini metro are visiting former President Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla homestead.

Last month the ANC narrowly survived from being toppled from running the eThekwini metro.

Zuma is believed to have been among ANC leaders who persuaded some small parties to vote with the ANC to save it from being relegated to the opposition benches in the city.

The metro is one of 21 municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal where no party received an outright majority in the local government elections.

Former President’s supporters gather at Nkandla: Simphiwe Makhanya

During the recent municipal elections, the ANC failed to get an outright majority in order to retain control of eThekwini, which is the only metro in KwaZulu-Natal. The party, therefore, needed other small parties to vote with the ANC in order to retain control.

Other leaders believed to have facilitated talks with small parties include suspended ANC Secretary General -Ace Magashule and ANC NEC members including Zweli Mkhize and Senzo Mchunu.

During the inauguration of councils in KwaZulu-Natal, ANC provincial leaders managed to retain their control in 17 hung municipalities with the help of other parties.

In the video below Zuma says he voted for the ANC and his supporters will also vote for ANC: