Eastern Cape ANCWL backs Zuma

2012-11-25 21:23

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Johannesburg - The ANC Women's League in the Eastern Cape announced on Sunday that it wanted President Jacob Zuma to stay as the ANC leader.

Almost 50 ANCWL Eastern Cape members from the various provincial regions took part in nominations for a preferred leader of the ANC in East London on Friday.

"As the women's league in the province, we believe that we can't restart the national political and developmental gains started 5 years ago, hence continuity is of paramount [importance]," said provincial secretary Nancy Sihlwayi.

She said they believed Zuma had supported women's development.

"Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is the first female chairperson of the African Union and this is an achievement as championed by the leadership of President Jacob Zuma," said Sihlwayi.

The league said they could see the efforts being made by government.

"We note several service delivery presidential interventions in different regions of the province... It is a response to the call made to benefit poor women in the province through creation of employment opportunities."

The league elected businessman Cyril Ramaphosa for deputy president, Baleka Mbete for chairperson, Gwede Mantashe as secretary general, and Jesse Duarte as deputy secretary general.

The provincial executive committee had also elected the same members.

- SAPA
Read more on:    ancwl  |  jesse duarte  |  cyril ramaphosa  |  gwede mantashe  |  jacob zuma  |  baleka mbete  |  nkosazana dlamini-zuma  |  east london  |  mangaung 2012
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