Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma vowed on Wednesday that the ANC will rule South Africa “forever”, a media report stated.
“We will continue to run this government forever and ever. Whether they (detractors) like it or not,” Zuma was quoted as telling ANC supporters in Zulu.
He was speaking during an impromptu door-to-door campaign in a township in Mbombela, the capital of northwestern Mpumalanga province where the party will on Friday launch its election manifesto and kick off the polls campaign.
He urged his supporters to vote in numbers to ensure that the ANC garners 90 percent of votes in the province, already a stronghold.
Observers predict a fall in nationwide support for the ANC this year, to around 60 percent or less.