Mazibuko election good for SA - Zuma

2011-11-01 11:07
Cape Town - The election of Lindiwe Mazibuko as the DA's parliamentary leader augurs well for South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

“I think this augurs well for South Africa,” Zuma said at a question and answer breakfast hosted by The New Age newspaper in Cape Town.

“I think it is an indication that our democracy works, as well as empowerment of women works, regardless of the background they come from.”

Mazibuko was elected for the position over the highly experienced Athol Trollip.

“I think the fact that you have an experienced male person who was a contender being defeated by a young lady goes a long way to show that democracy works in this country," Zuma said.

“It gives an opportunity to all South Africans of all ages to participate."

Zuma said the Democratic Alliance would not control the Western Cape permanently.

“People in the Western Cape have a particular taste in terms of politics. It is not a permanent issue.

“Rest assured once the ANC was in charge here, it was not permanent.

“Now the DA is in charge it cannot be permanent.”

Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  lindiwe mazibuko  |  jacob zuma  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
30 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is a good day to network and connect with significant people that can help you to expand on your ideas. Try to keep things in a...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.