SA ex- President Motlanthe says ANC needs to lose 2019 election to renew itself

| Updated Sep 12, 2017 at 3:44pm



South Africa's former President Kgalema Motlanthe says it will be good for the country's governing African National Congress (ANC) to lose the 2019 elections.

To him, the Party is being associated with corruption, and it has to lose for it to learn lessons.

Mr. Motlanthe is a senior ANC member whose comments show growing disappoinment with the Party.

Mr Motlanthe said the electorate will vote out the ANC for as long as it is "associated with corruption and failure".

Mr Motlanthe served as South Africa's Acting President between 2008 and 2009.

He was closely allied with Mr Zuma, but later fell out with him. Mr. Zuma is due to step down as ANC leader in December and as President in 2019.

He is backing his former wife and former AU Commission Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to succeed him.