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Zuma deviates from OR Tambo lecture to address general politics

President Jacob Zuma was addressing ANC supporters in Kagiso on the West Rand on Sunday afternoon.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has criticised African National Congress (ANC) leaders who have used their lectures on former ANC president OR Tambo, to criticise his leadership.

Zuma was addressing ANC supporters in Kagiso on the West Rand on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking in isiZulu, President Zuma told supporters he would not deliver a lecture on OR Tambo as initially planned, saying he wants to only talk politics generally.

He says he is happy that he will step down as ANC president in December to give others a chance.

He says stepping down as ANC president will also give him a chance to respond to those who talk nonsense about him or the party.

The president also criticised some ANC leaders who have delivered lectures on OR Tambo, saying many used their addresses to criticise the current leadership of the party.

WATCH: President Zuma delivers OR Tambo lecture

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