Those who do not support South Africa's nuclear project are backing western agendas, President Jacob Zuma said during his Oliver Tambo centenary address in Kagiso, Johannesburg.
Zuma went into detail explaining the ANC's relationship with Russia and why the government was pursuing its nuclear power plans.
In his address, he said that the country's nuclear power by the apartheid government on the behest of the west during its negotiations with the ANC.
"When we started negotiations the west told the apartheid government to destroy their nuclear power because communist cannot get hold of them.
"They said they can never control nuclear because they are communist. That is the history of nuclear," he said.