ANC will easily win 2019 elections: Dlamini-Zuma

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File: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma dismissed criticism that her bid to succeed President Jacob Zuma in office is a strategy to protect him from criminal prosecution.

DURBAN - South Africa will never find peace and stability if it doesn&39;t address poverty, inequality and unemployment. 

That was the message from ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at a rally in Clermont in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.  

Dlamini-Zuma called for tolerance ahead of the governing party&39;s national elective conference.

"We are ready to go to Nasrec (where the elective conference will be held,"  she told the crowd. 

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The presidential hopeful is already looking beyond December 20, 2017.      

She said it the ANC will have an easy win in the 2019 general elections because the ANC is "the people&39;s organisation".

Meanwhile, ANC Womens&39; League president Bathabile Dlamini said the governing party is facing challenging times.               

She took a swipe at the country&39;s judiciary following the North Gauteng High Court&39;s ruling that the firing of former National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana was unlawful.           

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"Judges must be neutral," she said, adding that justice was not done.                

ANC KwaZulu-Natal chair Sihle Zikalala took aim at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, describing him as desperate and bitter, after Ramaphosa said he believes President Jacob Zuma&39;s accuser Khwezi was raped.           

"Why was he quiet all along on Khwezi? He mustn&39;t use dead people&39;s names. Who was paying for a court case which costs millions?... That person has been seen today. It&39;s the one who when he is in the province doesn&39;t go with the provincial leadership but with those who take the leadership to court."          

Dlamini-Zuma said the country needs a skills revolution to decisively and urgently implement radical economic transformation.

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