South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma has said that maybe witchcraft is keeping opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) in power in its Western Cape stronghold.
Zuma, speaking in both isiZulu and isiXhosa to fellow party members at a packed Lwandle Hall‚ Strand Thursday‚ said ghosts might even been voting to keep the DA in power.
“In the last elections I was satisfied that we were taking the Western Cape‚ I even said so. What went wrong? I too can’t tell you. I don’t know‚ [maybe] it’s because of witchcraft, witches practice their craft in different ways. I don’t know where they get the luck to win here because people in the majority are not living comfortably. Maybe even ghosts are voting.” Sowetan Times quoted him as saying.
He was also quoted to have said nowadays witches even use electricity.
Zuma said the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is backed by the ancestors and God.
Speaking to his opponents, Zuma said: “There is not a single country where its president face 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.”
He added that he will never disappear even if poisoned.
“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.