According to the ANC KwaZulu-Natal’s Musa Dladla region, they have confirmed that the former President will be playing a massive role in next years election.

This was made known by the region’s chairperson Nonhle Mkhulisi while speaking at a press briefing in Empangeni, northern KZN, following the region’s consultative meeting on Sunday.

“We know president Zuma as a cadre of the movement. He will join us on the ground when we mobilise ordinary South Africans to vote for the ANC. Zuma still has a contribution to make as an ex-officio member of the ANC NEC (national executive committee),” she said, adding that they still needed Zuma’s strength and experience.

He also commended the former President for putting the nation’s and party’s interest first;

“We also welcome his voluntary resignation in the highest office of the country. His resignation epitomises high discipline on his part and adherence to the decisions of the NEC,” she said.

He also refuted claims that the region wont be working with the new President;

“We are aware that, once the campaign starts to pick up, he will come to this province. The national leadership will decide in terms of his programme as to which regions he will campaign at. We are ready for him. The leader is President Ramaphosa and it ends there. We will campaign for a decisive victory of the ANC for the 2019 general elections,” she said.