The president, who is under immense pressure to step down after his recent Cabinet reshuffle in which he replaced Pravin Gordhan with Malusi Gigaba as finance minister, said he was unapologetic about addressing the issue of land, despite the opposition he faces about it.
Zuma said poverty and the land issue were some of the main reasons he joined the struggle.
"If those who, whoever they are, they hate me for it, I have no problem with that. They hate me for what I decided at a young age to join the struggle for," Zuma said.
He was adamant that radical transformation is the only way to address the twin problems of poverty and land dispossession.