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ANCWL vying for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

2012-01-30 08:22

Johannesburg - The ANC Woman's League had its fingers crossed on Sunday for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's election as the first chairwoman of the African Union Commission.

Spokesperson Troy Martens said the woman's league was standing ready to celebrate the upcoming victory, alongside other women in the continent.

"We wish her well and convey a message of unwavering support from the women of South Africa," Marthens said in a statement, on the eve of the AU election at the summit in Ethiopia.

"The women’s league is confident Dlamini-Zuma will bring a fresh outlook to the position and bring women across the continent together in a united effort, towards the struggle for the emancipation of the African woman."

Strong, capable


Martens described Dlamini-Zuma - who is the country's home affairs minister - as a strong, capable female figure who at the helm of the AU Commission would greatly enhance the international women’s struggle.

"We are proud of our sister who takes with her to the AU a wealth of experience, she has an intimate knowledge of the factors affecting African politics and was integral in the establishment of SADC (Southern African Development Community)," she said.

AU's 54 heads of state and government held a secret ballot at the summit in Addis Ababa on Saturday and Sunday to decide whether Jean Ping , who has held the post since 2008, will get a new term.

The South African government was optimistic that Dlamini Zuma will receive the necessary votes to unseat Ping.

Martens said Dlamini-Zuma was a "shinning" role model to the political community with her "unblemished" track-record of service excellence in government and in the African National Congress.

"We are confident she will carry this track-record with her to the AU. Should she win Monday’s AU election it will not only be a victory for South Africa and the women of this country, but for women across the continent."

Comments
  • StarStruck - 2012-01-30 08:35

    It is ironic really. The ANC have never even had a female leader but do not worry the ANCWL can wait another 100years. LOL!!!

      CdeSganja - 2012-01-30 08:39

      If you are a DA,COPE or other parties other than Anc, please don't talk about Anc leadership.

      gbbfg - 2012-01-30 08:54

      CdeSganja? So we're not allowed to talk about the people who we pay to run our country? Good grief.

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-30 09:31

      Sganja, you been smoking it up again this weekend huh?

      CdeSganja - 2012-01-30 09:33

      gbbfg I didnt say government I said Anc, only Anc memebers have the right. @Ivan smoking what?I dont smoke

      gbbfg - 2012-01-30 09:38

      Actually CdeSganja, the ANC is the ruling party, and therefore in charge of the government, who I give lots of money to every year. You have a very warped idea of democracy. But then this no longer comes as a surprise. The ANC seems to suffer from the same thing. Bottom line: They work for us. We pay them. We have every right to be interested in what they're up to. If you can't grasp this concept, then you are lost. You say only the ANC have the right, like it's some kind of club. It isn't. I know you think it is, but it isn't ok?

      Siso - 2012-01-30 09:44

      @CdeSganja I thought this was a free country regardless of our differencces and disagreements.

      Jacqui - 2012-01-30 09:50

      Sganja, this is a democracy, we can talk about who we like. Do you people really believe such nonsense?.

      CdeSganja - 2012-01-30 10:00

      Tulips it is, but why should you talk about leadership then. I mean this is for Anc members. @Jacqui Ok who should lead Anc next year?

  • John - 2012-01-30 08:55

    Check this... (Dlamini-Zuma was a "shinning" role model to the political community with her "unblemished" track-record of service excellence in government and in the African National Congress) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as Minister of Health or Foreign Affairs was her excellency?.....my goodnes. Lets not even touch Home Affairs here.

  • Newsreader - 2012-01-30 08:58

    What this country needs are more unemployed politicians....

  • Hugh - 2012-01-30 09:22

    "Martens said Dlamini-Zuma was a "shinning" role model to the political community with her "unblemished" track-record of service excellence in government and in the African National Congress. "We are confident she will carry this track-record with her to the AU" I'm sure she will, the Health dept home affairs depts are a shining light of her competence.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-30 09:30

    We about to cover ourselves in shame again! This woman is totally incompetent and inept, she's gonna make some or other stupid comment and embarres us again. It is a good thing tho that the AU is regarded as a joke by the international community, so it wont too much publicity.

      TenRas1 - 2012-01-30 09:38

      and whose competent according to u?

      Jacqui - 2012-01-30 09:52

      TenRas1 thousands are more competent than her.

      TenRas1 - 2012-01-30 10:22

      I know but I'm talking about this AU post...

  • Lesley - 2012-01-30 14:01

    Why do we think that our ministers are so great. She was not a good health minister. Most of our ministers do not have the experience or qualifications to run their departments. Look at Mrs Sisulu.

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