Former South African President Jacob Zuma, who was forced to resign in 2018 amid a flurry of corruption allegations, is not ruling out a political comeback.
In a form of corruption described as “state capture,” the former president was charged with putting the interests of his corrupt allies ahead of that of his nation.
Mr. Zuma, however, denied any wrongdoing.
Prior to the ANC party’s national conference in December, he said that party members approached him on Monday about taking the job of national chairperson.
“I will not refuse such a call should they deem it necessary for me to serve the organisation again at that level or any other,” he said in a statement Tweeted by his daughter Dudu Zuma-Sambudla.
He claimed that the ANC party was dealing with major organizational issues and supported cabinet member Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in her bid to lead the organization.