Overall, it is Zuma's own poor leadership that is aggravating an already deteriorating situation.
The stakes are high in KwaZulu-Natal: Whoever wins the divided province will be a kingmaker when the party elects new leaders in 2017.
Despite his health scare, his supporters have too much riding on the president for him to go.
The Polokwane conference taught us what we thought were the physics of the 21st-century ANC.
Various anti-Zuma factions have launched bids to declare the provincial processes invalid, writes Mmanaledi Mataboge.
With Jacob Zuma almost assured of a second term as ANC leader, attention has turned to arguably a more important battle for the deputy presidency.
Zuma can save the ANC by not accepting nomination for the presidency at Mangaung, says Paul Khitsane.
The ANC has downplayed any problems associated with the nominations process of the ruling party's upcoming elective conference in Mangaung.
Kgalema Motlanthe will have himself to blame if he is not elected ANC leader in Mangaung next month, Zuma's supporters have told the M&G.
A month from its elective conference, the apparent forces of change within the ANC are attempting to discredit Zuma's re-election campaign.
The smart money is still on ANC president Jacob Zuma being re-elected at the Mangaung conference next month, writes Matuma Letsoalo.
Divisions in the ANC at a local level are threatening KZN's homogeneity as a voting bloc at the party's conference in Mangaung later this year.
The president has missed the chance to win over the media with his artless answers to critical questions. Louise Redvers reports.
With just more than three weeks before the leadership nomination process closes, ANC branches are struggling to attract enough members to meetings.
Running on a Jacob Zuma ticket could fast-track Cyril Ramaphosa's ascent, but his hopes may equally well be dashed, writes Anthony Butler.
We profile the frontrunners for the coveted position of ANC deputy president: Cyril Ramaphosa, Kgalema Motlanthe, Tokyo Sexwale and Mathews Phosa.
These days the ANC's loudest voices are those of populists, racists, opportunists and reactionaries.
Jacob Zuma's detractors have warned that another five years with him at the helm could have disastrous consequences for both the ANC and South Africa.
Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula has decried news reports about his purported allegiance to certain factions within the ANC.