Johannesburg - Had ANC delegates not voted the way they did at the Nasrec conference, the ANC would probably be limping today, said Deputy President David Mabuza on Wednesday morning.
Mabuza was responding to media queries about the allegation that he had betrayed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and influence Mpumalanga delegates to vote for President Ramaphosa as ANC president and exchange of him being elected deputy party president.
Mabuza is on Wednesday in a campaign trail in KwaZulu-Natal Midlands accompanied by ANC provincial deputy chairperson Mike Mabuyakhulu and Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor.
The media wanted to know if he felt comfortable to convince voters in Moses Mabhida Region to vote for the ANC after he had Dlamini Zuma in favour of Ramaphosa in Nasrec.
The region is known to be dominated by former president Jacob Zuma and Dlamini-Zuma supporters who had pinned their hopes on him to win the conference.