ANC elective conference: Dlamini-Zuma calls for unity, not sore losers

The national executive committee member says nobody is above the ANC and the party belongs to everyone.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the ANC national policy conference at Nasrec on 30 June 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the losers at the December elective conference must allow themselves to be led by those who win.

The national executive committee member was speaking at a Women's Month event in Groutville on Thursday.

The ANC’s nomination process ahead of the elective conference officially opens on Friday, 1 September.

Dlamini-Zuma says nobody is above the ANC and the party belongs to everyone.

She has made a plea to members to support whoever emerges victorious at the elective conference.

Dlamini-Zuma added that those who also lose must stay in the ANC and work just as hard as they would have if they had won the election.

Meanwhile, Lindiwe Sisulu's also addressed a Women's Month event in Cape Town.

Sisulu is one of the people who'll be contesting the ANC leadership race.

The ANC presidential hopeful says she accepted the nomination because she wanted to be part of a change in the party.

Additional reporting by Monique Mortlock.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)