Amazulu Owner Has an Eye on ANC Leadership, Sandile Zungu Could Be Considered for Provincial Chairperson Post
- Amazulu owner Sandile Zungu could be set to challenge for the ANC's KZN Provincial Chairperson post
- Zungu is the Chairperson of Zungu Investment Company and the President of the Black Business Council
- Amazulu's new owner may be going up against Sihle Zikalala and Nomusa Dube-Ncube for the top post in the province
Amazulu's new owner Sandile Zungu is being considered for the ANC's Provincial Chairperson post in KwaZulu-Natal.
Zungu is one of South Africa's most successful businessmen and is the Chairman of Zungu Investment Company. Zungu Investment Company owns shares in numerous other businesses that deal with minerals and energy. He is also the President of the Black Business Council.
According to The Witness, Zungu may challenge Sihle Zikalala and Nomusa Dube-Ncube for the post. Sihle Zikalala is the current Premier of the province, while Nomusa Dube-Ncube is the treasury MEC.
According to The Witness report, some branches in KZN approached Zungu to contest the position.
Zungu became a household name last year when he bought Amazulu FC.
As reported by the Daily Maverick, Zungu spoke of his ambitions for the club when he took over. He said that he aims to make them a powerhouse in South African soccer once again before the club's 100th anniversary in 2032. Thus far Usuthu has shown a more spirited side and has already gained qualification for the CAF Champions League.
When news broke of Zungu being considered for the Provincial Chairperson post, social media reacted with users divided on the matter. One person was fearful that another businessman in the ANC would just be another Cyril Ramaphosa situation.
"We don't want another Ramaphosisa in KZN. You know all these guys are rich because the WMC is letting them to be so. They know they will require favours if they get that top position and failure to return such favours then his business's will be taken away."
"He should have tried IFP Thinking face ANC is no more? He is challenging a GHOST in ANC."
"A campaign I can support"
"I have so much respect for Sandile in business empire but joining political race, i lost respect for him, we all know his Zuma's ally."
"He stands a good chance, money is the key to ANC leadership positions."
Sandile Zungu bio: Age, wife, businesses, Amazulu, contact details
Sandile Zungu is one of the most successful figures in South Africa. He has set a reputable record of being one of the men who proved the impact of entrepreneurship on economic growth, Sports Brief's sister website Briefly News reported.
Sandile Zungu had a humble upbringing, although he was a smart kid. He pursued a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. However, a couple of years after working with several organisations, he opted to venture into the world of business.
Making this step had a significant impact on his life and on the lives he touched. He is the Chairman of Zungu Investment Company and is the current president of the Black Business Council.