Zuma has ‘written his own history’, Motlanthe says on campaign trail

Former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe joins the likes of former president Thabo Mbeki and other former senior leaders of the ANC campaigning ahead of the elections. (Amanda Khoza/News24)

Through his decision to form the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party, former president Jacob Zuma has “written his own history”, his former deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe, said on Friday.

“Well, all of us as individuals, leaders and as members of organisations write our own history by the choices that we make. So, he has made his own choices and that is history. He’s made his own history,” he said.

Despite having effectively left the ANC, with his announcement that he would vote for the MK Party and his bid to remain on that party’s candidates’ list, Zuma said he remained a member of the ANC.

South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country informed for 25 years, and we’re about to enter a new chapter of fearless journalism. Join our free subscription trial to unlock this story and a world of news aimed to inform, empower, and inspire.