Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema believes he still has a role to play in the ANC, despite being expelled from the party in June.
Malema has hogged headlines in recent weeks, for his addresses to striking miners in the Gauteng and North West provinces as well as to members of the South African National Defence Force.
Malema was expelled following comments he made about President Jacob Zuma’s "dictating" leadership and has since been vocal on his criticism of the ANC president and the ruling party’s attempts to "silence him".
He has further alluded to plans to have him killed.
Malema told Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday that he regretted his role in persuading members to elect Zuma as president.
"That time we made a very terrible mistake to commit our lives on an individual. It’s a regrettable mistake that we shouldn’t repeat."
But the former youth leader said he had not yet given up on the ANC.
"I learned one thing throughout this process. Never rely on an individual in a revolution, but instead rely on the collective and the wisdom of the organisation.
"Structures of the ANC still welcome me."