Women's League will work hard to grow ANC membership

2015-10-11 11:04
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Johannesburg – The ANC Woman’s League said on Saturday it is confident it will be able to help the mother body increase its membership.

Delivering his political report on Friday, President Jacob Zuma said he was concerned about the decline in membership in the ANC.

Zuma also warned against ill-discipline, hooliganism and violence within the party.

He said tendencies like gatekeeping were the reasons why ANC membership had decreased from one million to just above 789 000 in the past couple of years.

Speaking to News24 on the sidelines of the National General Council in Midrand, secretary-general Meogo Matuba said: “In terms of the elections campaign, our programmes are structured in such a way that they will attract many people into the organisation.”

She said the Women’s League would target disgruntled members, members who had left the organisation and people that support the ANC but are not members.

“We are currently working on the outreach programme, with non-governmental organisations [and] the business community, and meeting different sectors so that they can understand of the ANC and the league.

“We are doing a good job at recruiting back those people that are disgruntled… The numbers are growing... As the Women’s League we want to help the ANC because to be a member of the ANCWL, you need to be a member of the ANC first.

“We are doing well in convincing our people why is it important for them to have confidence and support the ANC; there is a good story to tell about the ANC and the Women’s League,” said Matuba.

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