Dlamini Zuma is rapidly gaining popularity amongst all the factions of the nation currently and there is no doubt she can now be termed as ‘People’s Choice” for the Next leader of the country. Moreover, adding on to her “Favorite” tag, The African National Congress Women’s League has now named Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as its top choice for the president of the ruling party. Also, David “DD” Mabuza, the Mpumalanga Premier and ANC provincial chairperson, has been named as the ANCWL’s deputy president, while the current Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has been nominated as the national chairperson along with Free State Premier Ace Magashule, as secretary general.
The ANCWL held its extended national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Sunday, which was attended by party representatives from all the provinces and regions in the country. As per ANCWL’s official statement, “The meeting was convened to primarily nominate preferred African National Congress (ANC) leadership to serve in the ANC NEC post the 54th National Conference in December 2017. The meeting further reaffirmed the need for the fundamental changes in the structure, systems, institutions and patterns of ownership, management and control of the economy in favor of all South Africans, the majority of whom are African and female. The ANCWL extended NEC meeting unanimously agreed that the following comrades must be the top six of the ANC that will champion radical economic transformation to eradicate inequalities, unemployment and poverty in the country.”
It must be further noted that the ANCWL also named Jessie Duarte, current deputy secretary general, to stay with his current designation while making the current International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane as the treasurer general. The ANCWL further said that the additional members of the ANC NEC would comprise of 50 percent of women. They further added that,” For over 23 years, the majority have been enjoying political freedom with little or nothing to celebrate on economic freedom. The economy is still in the hands of the minority. The leadership to be elected in the 54th ANC National Conference must be fearless and unapologetic in implementing the radical economic transformation”.
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