A seemingly unperturbed president of the ANC Women’s league has stated unequivocally that her inclusion is the will of the people and a confirmation of her capacity.
ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini said on Wednesday that her inclusion on the ANC’s list for the elections is the “will of the people”.
“We are elected by the people and therefore what is there is the will of the people,” she told SABC correspondent Sherwin Bryce-Pease.
He had asked Dlamini, also the Minister of Women in the Presidency, to respond to her inclusion given criticism on her performance in government.
Dlamini was attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York.
She said women were capable and “implementers”.
“Most of the time, when men find all sorts of ways of removing women and being ruthless, it is because they see capacity.”
She urged all female voters to carefully scrutinise the manifestos of all political parties. She said the ANC’s manifesto came from different structures and sectors of society.