ANC KZN leaders complain about Zuma recall

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Former president Jacob Zuma looks down as he reads his resignation speech at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Former president Jacob Zuma looks down as he reads his resignation speech at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

DURBAN - ANC branches in KwaZulu-Natal say members should have been consulted before the party decided to recall Jacob Zuma as president.

ANC national executive committee member Zweli Mkhize met with branch leaders at Durban&39;s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday.

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The party has committed to going around the country to explain to members why it decided to ask Zuma to resign.

Bheki Ntuli, secretary of the ANC eThekwini region -- the biggest in the party -- said most branch leaders felt they should have been consulted before the recall decision was finalised.

eThekwini has for many years been Zuma&39;s biggest support base.

“A number of branch leaders have expressed their concerns about the decision and they are also wishing that the [NEC] should engage a bit more, although they understand that on a decision like this we have to accept the decision of the organisation," Mkhize said.

Consultations will continue as attendees now have to take the matter to their individual branch memberships.