Durban – Former president Jacob Zuma has implied that opposition parties would only defeat the ANC “with their hearts”.
He said it was “absolutely certain” that the ANC will win the 2019 elections.
“There’s no doubt about that. The ANC is big, it has support of the country. I know no other party that is in every corner of the country, except the ANC,” he told reporters after his walkabout at Bridge City shopping centre in KwaMashu, north of Durban.
He then laughingly implied that opposition parties would not defeat the ANC in the next election.
“I know that there are always predictions that people make about the ANC. Those who defeat it with their hearts,” he said.
Zuma reiterated that he was still going to vote for the ANC.
“For some of us, our votes are not secret, they are very open. We don’t hide it. It’s us, we vote for the ANC. I can vote even if you’re all looking at me, that’s not a problem,” he said.
Zuma’s visit to the township was part of the ANC’s voter registration drive ahead of the 2019 national elections.
He was in the area with his full security detail.