President Jacob Zuma has adamantly said the African National Congress (ANC) will win what might be the highly contested 2019 elections because of God.
Zuma was addressing ANC supporters in Limpopo when he said the ANC will win the elections with a “great” margin as God was on their side.
“We will win the 2019 elections with a great margin. Because the ANC is on the side of god. And god is on the side of the ANC,” said Zuma.
This was the first time the President has associated the ANC with God’s favour, in 2008 Zuma declared that the ANC would rule “until Jesus comes back”.
In 2016 he again declared the same statement and said that folks need to make peace with the fact that the ANC will rule until the son of God returns.
“I hear people complaining when we say the ANC will rule fully until Jesus comes back but we have been blessed. Pastors have prayed for us,” he said.
During the celebration in Limpopo on Sunday, Zuma said there are people who enjoy criticising the ANC.
“No matter how badly some speak of the ANC they come from the ANC and left as they couldn’t carry the ANC forward,” said Zuma.
He then said it should however come as no surprise that the ANC had made some mistakes in the past, but assured people that they are working on rectifying their mistakes.