President Jacob Zuma has blamed 'witchcraft' for the failure of the ANC winning the Western Cape region, according to TimesLive.
Zuma was speaking at Lwandle Hall‚ in Strand‚ on Thursday‚ and he questioned how the DA kept winning elections in the province. Zuma's address was done in isiZulu and isiXhosa.
"I don't know where they get the luck to win here because people in the majority are not living comfortably. I don't know‚ [maybe] it's because of witchcraft‚ witches practise their craft in different ways‚" he said.
He further added that, "in the last elections, I was satisfied that we are taking the Western Cape‚ I even said so. What went wrong? I too can't tell you. It's witchcraft‚ you never know. Maybe even ghosts are voting‚" said Zuma.
The president later urged the ANC to win back Western Cape and said he would bring them cattle from Nkandla to celebrate.
Zuma said the ANC was a party that was backed by both the "ancestors and God".
"There is not a single country where its president face[s] eight votes [of no confidences] in Parliament and all of them failed. The last time ...they used large sums of money‚ buying people‚ money that is hard to say no to‚" the president said.
"Ancestors would abandon me if I would leave because of people who talk a lot ... I will be with you‚ even when my term has ended. I will be in branches‚ speaking‚" said Zuma.
He ended by saying that he would never disappear, even if people poisoned him.