Bathabile Dlamini, Collen Maine and Mduduzi Manana Elected To ANC NEC

African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) president, Bathabile Dlamini, ANC Youth League (ANCYL) leader Collen Maine and former deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana, have all been elected to the ruling party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).

Despite public outrage and growing calls for Bathabile, who also doubles as the Social Development Minister, to be fired for being incompetent, the controversial women leader finally made it to the NEC.

Minister Dlamini is facing heavy criticism for the way she has been handling the social grant payment debacle. In July this year, Cosatu, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, Corruption Watch, Cope, the DA and the Methodist Church all called for her resignation for hanging the fate of 17-million South Africans at stake.

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan also bashed Minister Dlamini at a memorial for ANC Veteran Ahmed Kathrada.

“I never attack a colleague, but today I break that rule. There comes a limit to the lies. Minister Dlamini clearly dropped the ball on grants and must take responsibility, instead of blaming Sassa CEO [and] Treasury,” he said at the time.

The management of the social grant payments has been a point of contention for a number of years. Minister Dlamini’s department has from March 31, 2018, deadline to make a deal with a new service provider, as ordered by the Constitutional Court.

Bathabile Dlamini is also known for leading a very luxurious lifestyle. Despite the National Treasury’s austerity measures introduced by axed finance minister Pravin Gordhan to minimise wasteful and unnecessary spending of public funds, she bought herself an R1.3 Million luxury German car and an R1.1 million SUV for her deputy.

Recently, it was reported that she travelled to Addis Ababa using DSD Money. In May, it emerged that spent R3.5 million of her department funds on hiring bodyguards to protect her children.

The inclusion of Mduduzi Manana in the newly elected NEC has since attracted fierce opposition from the public. Recall that Manana resigned from his position in August amid assault charges for hitting a woman in a Johannesburg nightclub on August 5.

The former deputy minister succumbed to pressure from civil organizations, opposition parties, ANC senior members, and many citizens after a group of human rights organizations wrote to President Zuma, persuading him to dismiss Manana.

Mduduzi was sentenced for the assault in November when he was ordered to pay a fine of R100‚000‚ or face 12 months in prison and to perform 500 hours of community service.

The ANC NEC is the highest decision-making body of the ANC. All major decisions between national conferences go through this body.

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Who is Bathabile Dlamini?

Bathabile Olive Dlamini is a South African minister who has been politically active since 1983 and has served in several political offices since then. She was one of the founding members of Imbali Youth Organisation(an affiliate of the United Democratic Front).

She became part of the interim leadership that built the African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League, in 1992, she became the first Regional Executive Committee of the ANCWL.  In the same year, she served as the movement’s Regional Secretary and then the  Deputy Secretary General of the ANCWL in 1993.

She served as Secretary General of the ANCW from 1998 until 2008. Dlamini was South African Minister of Social Development, until February 2018 when President Cyril Ramaphosa elected her as the  Minister of Women in the Presidency.

Meet Collen Maine

Collen Maine is currently ANCYL President. Before his election as president, Maine was a member of Parliament representing the ANC – a position he left to become MEC in the North West government.

He was also:

  • Delegate at the National Council of Provinces (May 2009 – August 2014)
  • Member of the select committee on Economic Development (August 2013 – January 2014)
  •  Member of the select committee on trade and international relations (January 2014 – April 2014)
  • Member of the defence joint committees (April 2014 – May 2014)

Get To Know Mduduzi Manana

With a B.A in  Political Science and Sociology Manana was in 2006  elected Regional Executive Committee (REC) of the ANCYL in the Gert Sibande Region.

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He served in the International Relations & Cooperation and Public Works Portfolio Committees in 2009 and was later appointed a Whip of the Portfolio Committees on Transport and Public Service and Administration and Governance and Monitoring Cluster in 2011.

Mduduzi Mamana was  also a former Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training and a member of South African’s parliament from 2009 to 2017

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