The race to win one of the country’s largest metros, eThekwini is heating up.

In 2016, the ANC won the Durban metro, but indications are that it is now fair game for most political hopefuls.

Political analysts believe that the unrest, factionalism in the ANC, the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma and the charging of former mayor Zandile Gumede could result in poor results for the party in the metro.

Political analyst Professor Bheki Mngomezulu unpacks the battle for the metro: