NDZ calls on women to boycott next election unless government provides a gender budget

NDZ calls on women to boycott next election unless government provides a gender budget

- Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has issued a warning to the government

- Dlamini-Zuma said she and her partners would ask women to boycott the 2019 election if the government did not provide a gender budget

- Dlamini-Zuma was joined by Minister for Women Bathabile Dlamini

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Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has issued a stern warning to the government. Dlamini-Zuma said she and other top female leaders in the ANC would call on all women to boycott the 2019 election if they were not given a gender budget.

Dlamini-Zuma made the comments during an interview with the SABC, she was joined by Minister for Women Bathabile Dlamini, who is also the president of the ANC Women’s League.

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“We will vote for the ANC but we want a gender budget for the next year. We will vote for the ANC but that’s one of our conditions and that’s our demand for the next election‚” Dlamini-Zuma is quoted as saying.

Briefly.co.za discovered that Dlamini-Zuma wants the budget to be desegregated into three parts, one for women, one for young women and one for youth.

ANC Youth League deputy secretary Thandi Moraka said: “If we can take a resolution as women to say that we are not going to vote in this upcoming general election‚ the ANC is going to lose. And we don’t want to do that. Just for us to show how powerful we are‚ Mam’ Bathabile‚ you can issue an instruction to say: All women‚ stay at home‚ don’t vote.”

Dlamini was moved from the Social Developments Department to the Women’s Department during President Ramaphosa’s cabinet reshuffle. She said the time had come for women to hold hands and stand together.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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