Former President Jacob Zuma has urged ANC members to ensure that they vote for the party regardless of who the leader of the party is. Picture: Themba Hadebe/AP
Durban -  Former President Jacob Zuma has urged ANC members to ensure that they vote for the party regardless of who the leader of the party is.

Zuma is currently speaking to the community of KwaMashu, north of Durban, as the party in the province intensifies its campaign ahead of next year's national elections.

"People should not punish the ANC by not voting for it because they don't like me. The ANC is the important regardless of who is leading it," Zuma says.

He says that next year's elections are critical for the ANC and the party should strive for a two-thirds majority in order to bring necessary changes.

"A vote for the ANC is important because we must use our vote to bring about a peaceful resolution to the land which needs to be given back to the people," says Zuma.

He said a vote for the ANC in next year's election was different and more important to other election years. He says that he is ready to go everywhere the party sends him to campaign as he is still as fit as a fiddle. 

Political Bureau