“I have never defied the ANC. My next step has always been informed by the ANC,” Zuma said when asked if he would remain ANC leader should he be nominated by party bodies.
Zuma said he did not want to speculate on why there were already succession battles. He warned those who took their campaigns “underground” that they would be “discovered”.
After an ANC national executive committee meeting over the weekend, the party, which Zuma heads, expressed concern in a statement over 2012 succession talk.
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