15 February 2018
The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) welcomes the resignation of President Jacob Zuma inline with the decision of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) to recall him as a State President.
Whilst acknowledging that more still to be done, the ANCWL leadership collective appreciates the work done by ANC led government under President Zuma. We call on the ANC led government to build on those legacies in the best interest of the poor and working class. It is only the ANC that remains the hope of the masses of the country. The ANC must continue with its socio-economic transformation agenda of the country to redress the injustices of the past which perpetuates white supremacy and white arrogance in South Africa.
The ANCWL is unapologetic in demanding from the ANC NEC to full implement radical changes in the structure, systems, institutions and patterns of ownership, management and control of the economy in favour of all South Africans, especially the poor, the majority of whom are African and female. The ANC led government must also lead in legislating 50/50 gender parity in all sectors at all levels as a step towards eradicating patriarchy and male chauvinism in their country.
The ANCWL further applauds President Zuma for assuring the members and supporters of the ANC and society in general that he will continue to selflessly serve the movement that he dedicated most of his life into it. The ANCWL calls all members and supporters of the ANC to emulate President Zuma commit to selflessly serve the movement even when not in any position in the movement. One does not necessarily to be in a position at any level of the structures of the movement to serve the movement.
Thank you Nxamalala, Msholozi.
ANCWL Secretary General
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