His comment drew mixed reactions from many, including One SA Movement leader Mmusi Maimane, who disagreed.
Mboweni has previously expressed optimism about the ANC’s future, saying there is time for the party to ensure it wins back the metros it lost to the DA.
The former finance minister told ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe the party must win the metros in the next municipal elections, which take place every five years.
“The political pain of leadership. Askies, national chair, we must win the metros next time. Five years to go. Organise. Mobilise. Develop the country. Movement forward,” he said.
On social media, many expressed different views. Here is a snapshot of what many had to say: