There is more than just one woman who is capable of leading the country, there is no one capable woman who may lead the ANC. Why reduce the debate to one particular woman, says former Wits SRC president and
Why reduce the debate to one particular woman, says former Wits SRC president and Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini who seems not to welcome Zuma’s indirect endorsement of his former wife, Dlamini-Zuma as next ANC president.
Mcebo Dlamini, who seemed concerned by how the fight over who succeeds Zuma continues to rip the ruling party apart, appeared at the Johannesburg High Court on Friday morning to share his thoughts on the ANC succession debate.
According to him, the succession debate at the African National Congress (ANC) shouldn’t be reduced to one woman and suggested other women who could assume the mantle.
He said he would not support a woman to lead the ruling party, let alone the country, but if it has come to that, he pointed out a few women who were capable of leading, aside Zuma’s ex-wife.
The best candidate should lead the ANC regardless of their gender, he said,
“There is no one who may lead the ANC. There is no one capable woman who may lead the ANC. Why reduce the debate to one particular woman?”
Mcebo Dlamini further suggested Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor, chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise, former Minister of Public Service and Administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi and ANCYL secretary-general Vuyiswa Tulelo as women who can still be trusted to lead the country well, unlike Dlamini-Zuma who he claimed would just go ahead with her ex-husband’s “corrupt activities”.
His comments remind us of his statement months back, that replacing President Jacob Zuma with his former spouse Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will not help the ANC in the 2019 general elections, because it will definitely end up as a pie in the sky, as both are birds that apparently flock together
“Don’t reduce us to one woman, no no no, we’re not going to allow that one,” he said, adding that whoever the ruling party elects as leader must start addressing the National Health Insurance, which has long failed the people.
People were dying because they could not afford proper health services and that needed to stop. If you want to take over from Zuma, start speaking about the National Health Insurance and free education, speak of the land issue, then we can engage you, he said.