The leader of the ANC in the Mpumalanga province has weighed in, declaring that those who were attacking Zuma were attacking the ANC.
ANC provincial chairman David Mabuza was introducing president Jacob Zuma during the party’s Sibongile rally at the sports ground of the Acornhoek Tvet College in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga where Zuma addressed and thanked the supporters for voting for the party in the 3 August 2016’s local government elections.
Mpumalanga did well in August 2016’s local government elections, getting 71% of total votes.
“People who are fighting the President are not fighting the President but are fighting the ANC and are prepared to defend the ANC by showing that we as Mpumalanga we will remain the home of the ANC,” Mabuza said.
“We know that there are enemies, people who want to destroy the ANC, but we are not going to allow it; we defeated them and now they want to come back through the window, we will close the window,” he said.
He told Zuma not to listen to those who were attacking him in the media but must listen “to these ones”, pointing to the thousands of supporters.
He said Mpumalanga will remain the home of the ANC “until the Lord Jesus comes”.
“Don’t be confused President by those who are writing about you in the papers, here are the people you must listen to. Here are the people who voted for you, those ones who are writing in the papers do not represent the feelings of the people,” Mabuza said to a thunderous applause.
Zuma also told the thousands that those who were attacking him didn’t come to the ANC structures to complain to the people who voted for him but went to the media.
“They are claiming that they are the ones who are holding the true values and principles of the ANC but are talking outside the ANC.
“Some are even saying they are veterans of the ANC but they are doing things that causes so much embarrassments, things that are foreign to the values of the ANC.
“Others have even formed structures calling for South Africa to be saved and are claiming to be ANC people but funny enough the ANC is the one that is in charge of South Africa,” Zuma said.
(edited by MLM)
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