Its no longer news that Zuma is no longer the President of South Africa and would likely be returning back to Nkandla his home town.

There have been mixed feelings among ANC members, over how the former President was removed from office by his party NEC. The ANC’s Musa Dladla region in the northern reaches of KwaZulu-Natal have slammed “divisive articulations” by some members of the party’s national executive committee (NEC) in the lead-up to the recall of President Jacob Zuma.

In a statement released by the regional executive, they noted how Zuma handled the whole issue in a more matured manner;

“Our branches did raise some strong concerns about the manner in which the transition in the organisation was handled as well divisive articulations by some NEC members which are contrary to the unity we are advocating to achieve as the ANC in all levels.”

It is understood that the “articulations” refer to a leaked voice note from ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile‚ which came to the fore as desperate negotiations with Zuma were under way. Addressing investors at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town‚ just hours before Ramaphosa announced the postponement of the NEC meeting that would have decided Zuma’s fate‚ Mashatile had said Zuma would be recalled from office if he did not step down. A string of events to welcome Zuma home have been scheduled by the KZN interim leadership.

“As his home region we wish to thank him [Zuma] for the continued support his foundation gave to the people of Nkandla during the festive season and we are hopeful that he will continue serving our poor people until his last breath.”