Nkandla - The community of KwaNxamalala in Nkandla is anxious as they await news on President Jacob Zuma's fate.
While locals continued with their daily lives on Wednesday, the lingering question of the fate of their 'son' clearly takes centre stage in conversations where groups of people had gathered.
Although most locals have different advise for the president, they all disagreed with the manner in which his exit from power has been handled by the ANC.
While some say Zuma must fight on, others said they were ready to welcome him back home.
"What has maMzobe's child done to this new ANC leadership. Why do they want to get rid of him so urgently.
"I would advise ubaba to not resign, let them remove him if they want so that they will be left to explain in the future why they removed him before his term ended,"asked a women who only identified herself as maKhumalo.
But ANC ward councillor of KwaNxamalala, BS Mbambo, said he was ready for an eventuality and if Zuma was to be removed, the community was ready to welcome him home.
Zuma's neigbour, Khululiwe Mhlongo said the news that the president would be removed 'by force and no reason was given' broke her heart.
"You see ubaba is a kind man, he welcomes at us his home. He is a president but we don't feel shy to approach him with community problems, he understands us rural people. Why would they [ANC] want to hurt such a kind man," Mhlongo said.
Residents say they will be glued on their radios and television screens tonight as Zuma's fate is expected to be clearer.