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eThekwini, which includes Durban and the surrounding townships, is where Zuma's support is most concentrated.
The KwaDukuza region is among the most vocal in supporting Zuma.
Zuma is also said to have support in regions that fall within IFP-controlled areas, including his hometown of Inkandla, where even IFP supporters are sympathetic to him. The down side is that these branches are often not represented at ANC national conferences.
Other such regions are Malahleni, near Newcastle, Utrecht, north coast (Richards Bay), Abaqulusi, the far north and Ukhahlamba (Ladysmith).
Regions that remain contested in terms of support for either Zuma or Mbeki include the Greater Pietermaritzburg region in the midlands, the Bhambatha- Greater Umsinga region in southern KwaZulu-Natal and the south coast region (Port Shepstone).
The East Griqualand region is the only region known to be overwhelmingly supportive of Mbeki.
Four of the five regions in the province are believed to be in the Mbeki camp. These include Mopani, Capricon, Waterberg and Vhembe.
The only region believed to be in Zuma's pocket is Sekhukhune.
Zuma is believed to have the upper hand.
Last year Zuma's supporters held a successful fund-raising dinner for him. Premier Thabang Makwetla is believed to be working against a strong and well-organised pro-Zuma force to garner support for Mbeki.
The province remains divided with ANC provincial chairman James Ngculu apparentlyworking hard to build support for Mbeki.
Mbeki seems to have the upper hand.