Former President Thabo Mbeki has denied that he is no longer an ANC follower.

This after his cousin and DA mayoral candidate in the Mnquma Local Municipality, Madoda Mbeki, on Friday reportedly said that Mbeki and his family have distanced themselves from the ANC.

“Not only the Mbeki family but AmaZizi clan are not happy, they are no longer in one kraal with the ANC,” Madoda said.

DA mayoral candidates Madoda, ANC stalwart Steve Tshwete’s son Linda and Ghaleb Cachalia, the son of struggle icons Amina and Yusuf, reportedly held a media briefing condemning President Jacob Zuma’s “racial” campaign.

The three men accused Zuma of mobilising South Africans to vote along racial lines.