ANCWL tells Madonsela ‘hands off our president’

2014-03-21 00:00

“THULI Madonsela must keep her hands of our president,”

Ann Ngutshane, a managing member of the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) said at an ANC election meeting in Tlokwe, Potchefstroom, yesterday.

Arriving three hours late, President Jacob Zuma addressed about 2 000 women, who had been bussed in from as far as Klerksdorp and Stilfontein.

As he took the stage, they chanted: “Zuma, Zuma, Zuma”.

“The ANC Women’s League has already decided that Zuma will in the next five years be the president of the ANC, and therefore the president of South Africa,” Ngutshane said in her speech.

Zuma did not refer once to the Nkandla report in his speech, but told the women South Africans should not listen to other political parties, as these parties are “out of control”.

Sophie Ntozini, a member of the women’s league, said while she and her colleagues knew what Zuma did at Nkandla was wrong, they backed him 100%. “We know what he did was wrong, but after the elections the government will solve the problem and then things will be better.”

ANC women’s league member Loraine Fores is convinced the Nkandla report is a plot against Zuma. “Our president will never steal so much money. It is a lie spread by those who don’t want him to serve as president for a second term,” she said.

A few women however thought Zuma should rather not become president, although they still supported the ANC. “We will support the ANC to the end, but not necessarily Zuma,” said Lindiwe Molefe, another ANC women’s league member. “What happened at Nkandla was wrong. He used money which was meant for the poor,” she said.

Molefe and friend, Evelene Felemu, will prefer to have another president but feel it is too late to get rid of Zuma this near the elections.

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