Zuma’s absence fuels rumours

President Jacob Zuma’s failure to attend the ANC’s Gauteng provincial conference is significant. It suggests a rift in the party’s leadership over e-tolls.

It also shows Zuma is not comfortable in the province where he was booed at last year’s memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela. In addition, Gauteng is the province which unsuccessfully opposed Zuma’s re-election at the ANC national conference in Mangaung.

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