Former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president Julius Malema told state media in Zimbabwe that President Jacob Zuma should not be the mediator in Zimbabwe's long-running crisis.
Malema claimed that Zuma hated President Robert Mugabe and his party Zanu-PF because of their support for former South African president Thabo Mbeki.
His comments were made during an interview with Zimbabwe's Sunday Mail, published this weekend.
Malema said Zuma was not a neutral facilitator in Zimbabwe and that the ANC president hated Zanu-PF because he suspected the party supported Mbeki.
Mugabe was maneuvered into a coalition government with Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in 2008 and Zuma took over as a facilitator from Mbeki when he became president in that same year.
Malema also said his visit to Zimbabwe was an inspiring one and added that he was open to any business offers there because he was currently unemployed.
The former ANCYL president vowed that he would be president of the ANC one day.
He said even if it happened in 20 years from now, he would go to the graves of those in the ANC who were opposed to him and tell them of his success.
The ANC's National Disciplinary Committee decided to expel Malema in April, after he told a gathering at the Wits University in March that Zuma had turned the ANC into an unbearable dictatorship.
Attempts to get his suspension overturned, and later reviewed, proved fruitless.