The ANC's Woman's League president, Bathabile Dlamini, says the league is supporting President Ramaphosa for a second term. According to Dlamini, Ramaphosa's second term is needed to stabilise the ANC.
Despite a report indicating that Bathabile Dlamini could get axed, she's made it clear that the ANC Women's League supports President Ramaphosa's second term as leader.
The ANCWL president feels that Ramaphosa is necessary to keep the ruling party stable, according to City Press.
Dlamini issued a warning to those who want to contest Ramaphosa's position.
"We believe that the ANC must be stabilised and we believe that you keep the stability in the ANC by ensuring that the president has two terms, two consecutive terms so that you don’t kill the ANC."
"If you want to bring another contested conference, that will break the ANC because we are now in government."
Dlamini also said that no one must even try to rope in the Women's League to stand against Ramaphosa.
“If people want to carry on with cliques they must look at themselves, not us as the women’s league. We can’t go out and mobilise people to vote for the ANC when we are carrying a big stick to destroy the very same ANC that we have been working for.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that Dlamini also told City Press that she would abide by the decisions made by the ANC. This is in regard to her being removed from her position amid calls for the removal of a number of ANC members.
“I will listen to the leadership of the ANC. The ANC can’t keep people they think are going to prevent them from delivering services to the people."
“I don’t want people to think I am speaking about the matter because I am reserving a position for myself. When the ANC takes decisions, they are implemented by different sectors. I think the ANC must be careful of taking decisions that always want women to justify their existence."
Dlamini is not popular with the public, and many South African citizens want to see her step down.
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