KwaZulu-Natal ANC ward 11 branch chairperson Duduzane Zuma remains adamant about his plans to run for president in 2024.
Speaking on The Hustlers Corner podcast after the ANC's sixth policy conference, Zuma said he was doing more than just running for president.
“Running, swimming, jumping, whatever it is. Diving. Just to be clear, people think we just wake up and say, 'No, I'm running for president', like that's a joke. From my side, there are people that believe in my abilities.
“The people that believe in me as much as I believe in them and they're like: 'Look, if you put in a good show and we'll support you.'
“These are people from different walks of life and I've said to myself: 'you know what, actually I don't see anyone else standing up'. No disrespect to anybody, but I'm sticking my neck up and I understand the risks it comes with. I understand the jeopardy that I might be putting myself and others in, but it's a risk that I'm willing to take,” he said.
Zuma said the current state of politics is different to what it was in 1994, and he is confident he will win the presidency.
“Back then, it was people that were smart and highly educated but, besides political experience, there was no governance or business experience. There were no relationship experiences from an international perspective when it comes down to the exchange of bilateral discussions around how economies grow. It was purely just let's liberate our people and respect them for them.
“The only difference now is there are people [that are] ready, they're sitting in the wings and the capabilities on another level. It's a plug-and-play, that's as simple as it is and I think we'll take it to the next level,” he said.