Friday, September 22, 2006

Zuma claims there is no presidential race

By Tarryn Le Chat
22 September 2006

Former deputy president, Jacob Zuma, says he has no thoughts of being the next president of South Africa nor is there a presidential race within the ANC.

Speaking at a televised press conference, screened by etv, Zuma said that the NPA was driven by improper motives in its investigation of him.

Zuma also lashed out at the media coverage of his trial and of all matters concerning him, "I am concerned that the media coverage of me is focused on the so-called presidential debate. There is no such thing."

Zuma maintained that he was ready to serve the African National Congress in whatever capacity it decided and appealed to the media to give him space to perform his party duties.

When asked about claims of a political conspiracy against him and possible economic policies, Zuma answered, that he would address the conspiracy claims against him 'at the right time' and that policies were made by the ANC and not individuals.

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