President of South Africa’s ruling party, Jacob Zuma, on Saturday said he is ready to be led as he bowed out as party leader.
Zuma, also president of South AFrica, said this while addressing the 54th African National Congress (ANC) national congress in Johannesburg. The party will elect a new leader on Sunday.
In his last speech as the ANC president, Zuma said he is ready to retire and join the party veterans.
Responding to calls by the alliance partners, South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), for him to step down, Zuma said he is happy they publicly expressed their sentiments.
“Not long ago comrades felt I must be talked to about stepping down. If you said something to me one day; don’t worry, I bear no grudge. I know it is politics and it is your views. I respect those who express their views,” he said. Enditem