ANC calls for more women as leaders

2012-03-08 20:30

Johannesburg - Women should play leadership roles in the affairs of nations and the communities around them, the ANC said on Thursday.

"As the ANC, we believe the time has come when women should not only occupy their position in society," African National Congress spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.

The ruling party was paying tribute to women on International Women's Day.

"In celebrating this day, we would like to pay tribute to the gallant women of South Africa who despite the pressures of triple oppression... managed to steadfastly confront issues that relegated them to second-class citizens and deprived them of their place in society," he said.

Mthembu mentioned the likes of Lillian Ngoyi, Albertina Sisulu, Ruth First and Amina Chacalia. Gender equality needed to remain a focal point in South Africa, he said.

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