ANC: Zuma won't be booed in Mbombela

Jacob Zuma will launch the manifesto which will set out the ANC's vision for the country's future.

Jacob Zuma will launch the manifesto which will set out the ANC's vision for the country's future. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - As the African National Congress (ANC) prepares to unveil its manifesto over the next two days it says it's not expecting President Jacob Zuma to be booed when he speaks at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

Zuma appears to be popular in Mpumalanga and the ANC has an overwhelming majority in that province.

The president will officially launch the document which will set out the ANC's vision for the country's future.

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says the new manifesto won't be radically different from the party's previous documents.

"We'll be building on what we've done over the last five years because we're not doing manifestos on the bases of no budgeting. If we've done work on education, it's a work in progress that must be completed."

Meanwhile, the ANC's National Executive Committee said it fully accepted as fact the ministerial task team report on government's spending at Zuma's Nkandla home.

That report found Zuma and his household did not benefit from the spending of over R200 million on his residence.