Former South African President Jacob Zuma warned the ruling supporters of the African National Congress (ANC) that the party might not show itself well in the upcoming elections if they continued to be complacent. Zuma spoke on Monday in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg, where he campaigned for the ANC on the eve of the general elections in May.
“People, especially ANC members and its supporters, should not calm down just because we are big and we have been winning since 1994.
“It is important that the votes of the ANC constantly grow, because voting is power. If your majority is small, the difference you make is very small,” he said.
Zuma, who was supported by the acting press secretary of the ANC, Dakota Legoete, and other provincial leaders of Gauteng, called on supporters of the party to vote for the ANC if they take life and real changes seriously.
“If you are a South African who is serious about life, you cannot vote for the ANC. If you do not vote for the ANC, it means that you do not take life seriously,” Zuma said.
He said that other parties were waiting for the ANC to release its manifestos, and then to copy and edit it.
“You cannot expect the ANC to repair a country that has been damaged for centuries over 25 years, even if you are a wizard. When you hear us talk about radical economic change, these are some of the efforts we want to make things change faster, ” Zuma said.