Shortly after his return from Russia for medical attention, the ANC deputy president David Mabuza has called for a ceasefire within the liberation movement, pleading with members to stop fighting each other and focus on the party’s goals instead.

Mabuza’s comments come as tensions continue within the structures of the ANC.

“I am prepared to sacrifice anything for the sake of the life of the ANC and I am saying to my comrades, enough is enough,” said the country’s deputy president.

Earlier he met with community members and conducted a door-to-door campaign. This was Mabuza’s first public engagement since, according to his office, he took sick leave and travelled to Russia for a medical check-up.

Mabuza promised to work tooth and nail for the ANC.