Bathabile Dlamini Says She’s Not Surprised by ANC’s Decision to Disallow Her From Running As NEC Member

Bathabile Dlamini Says She’s Not Surprised by ANC’s Decision to Disallow Her From Running As NEC Member

  • Former African National Congress Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini is not allowed to run as a national executive committee member
  • Dlamini said the decision to disallow her from running as an NEC member was politics at play but that she would not back down
  • The decision to disallow her from running was in line with the ANC’s step-aside rule which prevents members charged from running for positions

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JOHANNESBURG - The move to disqualify former African National Congress (ANC) Women's League president, Bathabile Dlamini from running as a national executive committee (NEC) member turned heads.

Bathabile Dlamini
Bathabile Dlamini reacted to being prevented from running as an ANC NEC member. Image: Leon Sadiki
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While many have expressed their views on Dlamini being ousted from running at the party’s national elective conference, the former Women’s League president said she was not surprised by the move.

During an interview with EWN, Dlamini said the decision to disallow her from running as an NEC member was politics at play. She said the ANC is her home and her rights are being taken away.

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Dlamini was disallowed to run as an NEC member due to her being previously found guilty of perjury earlier this year.

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According to SowetanLIVE, the former Women’s League president was nominated by 856 branches as an additional ANC NEC member.

The decision to disallow her from running was in line with the ANC’s step-aside rule which prevents members charged with serious crimes from contesting or being nominated for party positions.

Mzansi reacts to Bathabile Dlamini’s removal:

@michael_msmart said:

“We as members of the public are more surprised that she is still in the building. In Private, the farewell party would have been held 6 yrs.+ ago. Thank God for Parliamentary committees.”

@sdima18 commented:

"Time for thieves is over."

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@EricRicaby added:

“I'm not surprised at her surprise. Mind you, being a convicted felon for perjury would normally exclude you from a position of trust, except the ANC who normally lie as a matter of course. Even their presidents do it!”

Bathabile Dlamini joins in on call for Ramaphosa to step down, SA uninterested in “convicted criminal's” opinion

Briefly News also reported that the pressure is mounting for President Cyril Ramaphosa as more and more African National Congress members are coming out of the woodwork to call for him to step down.

The latest to issue Ramaphosa marching orders is former ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini.

The former ANCWL president said Ramaphosa had compromised himself, the ANC and the country and insisted that he step aside. South Africans called Dlamini out for being a hypocrite on social media, claiming she was the pot calling the kettle black.

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Source: Briefly News

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