African National Congress (ANC) NEC member, David Mahlobo, says he is optimistic that the ruling party will win the 2019 general elections.

Mahlobo says the ANC has come out of the 54th National Conference, recently held at Nasrec in Johannesburg, more united than ever before.

He says the newly elected leadership is showing more commitment to working for unity.

Mahlobo was speaking at the celebration of David Mabuza’s election as ANC Deputy President, held at KwaNyamazane stadium east of Mbombela in Mpumalanga.