By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA
THE ANC WOMEN’S League has stated it clear that it is backing Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to be the next president of South Africa. The ANC Women’s League is being back by Tshwane ANC Region, Cosas National and the ANC Youth League in national including Tshwane region.This was confirmed during the ANC Women’s League campaign called Thobela Moagisani held at MmaFrancis Baard home in Mabopane.
Eugene Bonzo Modise the leader of the ANC in Tshwane Region told the gathering of more than 2 000 ANC Women’s League members that it is time for the women’s president.
“The time is now for the woman president.It is time for Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to lead this country as the first woman president,”s aid Modise.
Tshwane leader of the ANC Youth Leader, Lesego Makhubela said no woman in the history of the ANC has ever led the split of the organization since the first split in 1958/9.
“Men are saying she is not a resolution of president Zuma, she is a resolution of the ANC.We are saying the women must lead the ANC.Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has never resigned when she is given a position in the organization. She has dedicated all her life to the ANC,” said Makhubela.
The president of the ANC Women’s League Bathabile Dlamini they took the decision to support Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma nationally all provinces represented but they are surprised by a small group of women in Ekurhuleni claiming to be members of the league supporting someone who is not endorsed by the women’s league.
“Our message is clear as the ANC Women’s League we have endorsed Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to be the president of the country. About 70 percent of ANC members are women and we will not allow anyone to use us.
Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is a strong leader, child of the ANC, humble and down to earth and she has excel as the Minister of Health, Home Affairs and others,” said Dlamini.
Speaking at the event Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma started praising Frances Baard for her contribution in the struggle against apartheid and other women who marched to Union Building on the 9 August 1956.
“Frances Baard was a member of the ANC, ANC Women’s League and a trade unionist; she was a teacher and a domestic worker. Baard was part of the group that organises the launch of Freedom Charter in 1955.She loves South Africa and the ANC.
“It is disappointing to see some comrades voting with the DA in Parliament. We must unite; everyone who loves the ANC will want it to win. To be a president is not power, is a responsibility.
“The ANC cannot function without women, the ANC will never die or loose while there are women. Women must bring back Tshwane and Joburg. Lastly, let’s take care of each other and bring back Ubuntu back to our communities by taking care of each other as neighbours,” said Dlamini Zuma.firstname.lastname@example.org