Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has called on ANC members to put their factional battles and partisan interests aside ahead of the party’s national electoral conference in Nasrec in Johannesburg this weekend.

He says delegates must vote with their conscience when they choose a new party leader to replace President Jacob Zuma.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and MP Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are the front-runners.

Makgoba says ANC branch representatives at the electoral conference will have the opportunity of a lifetime to make decisions that will affect South Africa for years to come.

He says the country needs political leaders of integrity who will put the common good of its people above everything else.

Makgoba has also appealed to delegates to choose their new leaders wisely.

He says South Africans have been waiting and praying for ethical and moral leadership for a long time and now the country is close to achieving its goals.