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Sandile Zungu seeks Jacob Zuma’s wisdom in Nkandla.

Situated on the Indian Ocean, Durban — Sandile Zungu, a prominent businessman, the owner of the AmaZulu football club, and a candidate for the chairperson position of the African National Congress in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, paid a visit to former president Jacob Zuma at his home in Nkandla. 

On Thursday, the ANC chairperson candidate traveled into KwaDakwadunuse via helicopter to meet with Zuma and give him an update on his recent wedding and his decision to accept nominations from branches to run in the upcoming province elective conference, scheduled to take place in July. Some KZN ANC units have approved Zungu's bid for the province's top party post, and he is now receiving votes. 

Before meeting with the Nkandla elder, Zungu briefly addressed the Daily News, saying that his visit was a part of conversations with some of the leaders in the region. In the Zulu country, President Zuma has a position of great power. "I've gone to see the elderly man and tell him I got married. Our friendship goes back a long way, and I consider Zuma a good friend. However, the terms of his parole did not allow him to attend my wedding, no matter how much I wanted him there. Therefore, I felt it necessary to come here and give him the news that my wife and I have reached an agreement. 

It's a great pleasure and privilege to meet him and tell him how excited I am about this. I'm sure he'll give me some good pointers on how to be a better family guy," Zungu remarked of the man. The Umlazi-born businessman entered the ANC provincial leadership campaign, saying he could no longer sit on the sidelines and see things go wrong when he knows he can make things better.

Zungu expressed concern to the editor, Ayanda Mdluli, about the prevalence of drug use among young people under the bridge and noted that "we know the ANC as the head of society" last week. 

It troubles me to think that millions of college grads are looking for work and can't find it. The fact that many of our young people are unskilled also concerns me," Zungu remarked.


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