2024 General Elections: Jacob Zuma Rekindles Complicated Relationship With Nkandla

2024 General Elections: Jacob Zuma Rekindles Complicated Relationship With Nkandla

  • MK party leader Jacob Zuma caused a stir in the community of Nkandla when he cast his vote earlier this afternoon
  • The former president has returned to the political playing field, and the community of Nkandla is rallying behind him
  • One community member spoke to Briefly News and expressed their desire to see Msholozi return to the highest seat in office

NKANDLA - The South African general elections are underway, and the votes are pouring in. Prominent names have also made their mark, including former president Jacob Zuma. It was a frenzy of activity outside Ntolwane Primary School in Nkandla as Zuma arrived with his convoy to cast his vote. A mob surrounded the MK party leader, and his security detail had to physically move the chanting crowd out of the way so that Zuma could enter the voting station.

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Former president Jacob Zuma is leading the MK and cast his vote for the party in Nkandla
Jacob Zuma has voted for the MK party in Nkandla. Image: Original
Source: Original

As he cast his votes, Zuma smiled and greeted IEC officials assisting. Jacob Zuma's daughter, Dud zile Zuma, uploaded a video on her X page which showed the former president voting. The video stated that Zuma would be voting for the MK party.

The community of Nkandla has had a complicated relationship with Jacob Zuma, as his ward is a known IFP stronghold. However, News24 reports t at there is now stiff competition between his MK party and the IFP, as he has drawn significant support from his newly established party.

One Nkandla community member from esakwaNxamalala told Briefly News that they were looking forward to Zuma returning as president of the country. When Briefly News nformed them that the ConCourt had ruled that the former president could not return to the National Assembly, the Nkandla local said:

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YEN.com.gh reported that the Electoral Commission said none of its Biometric Verification Devices had been stolen, despite concerns by some observers.

Dr Bossman Asare, instead, revealed that five of the EC's laptops had been stolen, and the police are working to retrieve them.

He assured that the stolen laptops would not threaten the integrity of the general elections.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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