Zimbabwe's crisis is affecting South Africa and Zimbabweans have to "walk the extra mile" to find a solution urgently, ANC president Jacob Zuma said on Friday.
"What the Zimbabwean leadership must remember and understand is that this situation is affecting us very directly as South Africans ? socially, economically and various other ways," read a copy of a speech he delivered at a gala dinner in East London.
"We are all committed to assist, but the Zimbabweans must walk the extra mile to find an urgent solution."
Zuma was speaking ahead of the party's election manifesto launch and celebration of its 97th anniversary in East London on Saturday.
Each year, on the anniversary of the formation of the ANC, the party outlines the objectives and tasks for the year ahead to advance its mission.
Zuma also called for an end to hostilities in the Middle East.
"We appeal for a cease-fire, and for decisive action from the international community to help find a solution to the crisis."