KwaZulu-Natal, home of President Jacob Zuma, has emerged as a stronghold of the ANC in recent years.
The province has recorded the highest number of card carrying ANC members in the country, a figure which has grown considerably since Zuma’s meteoric raise through ANC ranks.
But while the booing at Madiba’s memorial service in Johannesburg was explained by some as the work of the Forces of Change, the ANC faction that had lobbied (rather unsuccessfully) against Zuma’s bid for the ANC presidency in Mangaung.
Some analysts pointed out that the booing would definitely not happen in KZN.
And yet Zuma was booed again.
On New Yearâ€
His supporters insisted it was the work of outsiders who wishe to drive Zuma from office.
RUMANA AKOOB took to the streets of Durban and asked people their feelings towards the president and the controversies surrounding him.
â€œZuma has been doing an alright job, maybe we need more control over him but he has helped the people of KZN. Rather he be president than someone from north of the country because then we would be left out.â€
Bheki Ndebele, 41, general assistant
Desigan Reddy, 36, cargo coordinator
â€œJZ is a go getter and when you have a president with that attitude its good for a country because they get whatâ€
Nombuso Khuzwnayo, 25, personal assistant
Micheal Dove, 18, 2013 matriculant
â€œI just got my matric results and will be joining an apprenticeship soon . A lot of job opportunities have been made for youth so we have the president to thank.â€
Nunda Moodley, 49, superintendent
â€œAt a national level Zuma is doing well and performing duties but at a local level service delivery is poor.â€
Anton Schoeman, 67, retired technician
Rumana Akoob is a reporter for South Africa Votes 2014 based in Durban. Follow her on Twitter.