Bathabile Dlamini elected ANCWL's new president

By Drum Digital
08 August 2015

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has been elected as the new ANC Women's League president.

Dlamini defeated incumbent Angie Motshekga with a 1537 votes to 1081 at the league's long-awaited elective conference held in Pretoria.

The results were announced just after 03:30 on Saturday.

The ANCWL has not elected new leaders since 2008, when Motshekga was first elected president.

It was meant to hold its conference in 2013 but battled to do so. The conference was already postponed twice this year.

During the conference this week, delegates showed their preferences for president through hand signals.

Those who wanted Motshekga to retain her position held up two fingers for a second term and those wanting change used the soccer sign of rolling their hands.

On Friday, it was announced that Sisi Ntombela had been elected deputy president unopposed.

ANCWL North West secretary Meokgo Matuba was elected as the league's new secretary general on Saturday morning.

She defeated the current secretary general Sisi Tolashe with 1463 votes to 1115 while Weziwe Tikana was elected deputy secretary general.

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was elected treasurer general with 1521 votes to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa's 1078 votes.

Source: News24

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