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Edward Senzo Mchunu

Date of Birth: 21 April 1958
Place of Birth: Hlabisa, Natal


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Jacob Zuma's costly week

8 November: In a boost to the Zuma succession plan pro-Zuma candidate for the ANC provincial chair of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala narrowly beats the incumbent Edward Senzo Mchunu...

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Dlamini-Zuma bandwagon speeds up

He has also served under the man Zikalala defeated at the conference Senzo Mchunu...

Senzo Mchunu remains Premier of the province...

Minutes after his victory Zikalala promised 'unity' and pledged there would be no purges or attempts to replace Senzo Mchunu as Premier...

The forces arrayed against Senzo Mchunu do not need push him aside because neither he nor the other four members of his slate were elected to the provincial executive which leaves him politically isolated and vulnerable...

President Zuma is likely now to take a hand in deciding who remains in power in the province and Zikalala will probably be appointed to the provincial cabinet implicitly challenging Senzo Mchunu...

The reason for Senzo Mchunu's failure at the conference was his support for Ramaphosa and his close ties to ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe insiders said...


Rise of the third termers

The province is split into two factions; one led by former National Police Commissioner and now Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Bheki Cele who is close to the KZN Premier Senzo Mchunu and the other led by Provincial Secretary Zikalala...


Poison plots and power games

Nxumalo is close to the ANC KZN Chairman Edward Senzo Mchunu who is also pro-Ramaphosa (AC Vol 55 No 24 The succession war has begun)...


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