The ANC and Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party were comrades-in-arms, Zanu-PF chairperson Simon Khaya Moyo said at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung on Tuesday.
"We have a common liberation history and culture. We are one," he said delivering his party's message of support after the announcement of the ANC's leadership election results.
He congratulated the party's newly-elected top six leaders.
The ANC and Zanu-PF had an "impeccable" record of liberation.
"The two parties successfully led the demolition of apartheid in both Zimbabwe and South Africa," he said.