On Monday evening President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his first Cabinet. One of his shuffles was that of Bathabile Dlamini to the Women in The Presidency portfolio.
The appointment of Minister Bathabile Dlamini's has not been taken well. It has been stated that this move is of disrespect to the women of South Africa.
Ramaphosa ignored the calls for Dlamini’s dismissal and went on to move her to the Women in The Presidency portfolio.
The call her dismissal steamed from her conduct while presiding over the social grant payment disaster.
“Remember Minister Bathabile Dlamini came out publicly and defended a woman abuser, a woman beater, who was caught on camera, who confessed. You cannot have a woman who supports patriarchy, who hates women, to say you are putting them in a platform that will see her lead other women.”, stated Siya-Bulela Jentile, owner of Not In My Name.
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Nonhlanhla Skhosana expressed that Dlamini in her newly appointed position, was a disgrace to women.
“She’s shown contempt for the law, the constitution and Parliament. And a complete disregard for the millions of women who rely on social grants every month to ensure their families’ survival. So for us, it’s a real disappointment."
This placement was not one of a warm embrace.
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