Bathabile threatens ANC with the formation of feminist political party:

The dissenting voices within the ANC is getting intense. Former ANCWL president has issued veiled threat to the ruling ANC, over what she called marginalisation of the women within the party.

Bathabile Dlamini says the ANC Women’s League is unhappy with the culture of easily purging females from positions they occupy.

She says a delegation will meet with the KwaZulu-Natal ANC’s leadership following the axing of embattled eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede.

Dlamini warned the governing party must be careful or it could risk losing women to a breakaway party.

She was herself removed from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet earlier this year.

“If we are not careful, in the near future, the very women that have swelled the ranks of the ANC are going to form their organisation and they will not care if it’s a feminist organisation, as long as it will meet their demands they will join it,” she said.

Speaking at the league’s dialogue with President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Umoyeni Conference Centre at Parktown in Johannesburg, Dlamini said men are not recalled when they face the same allegations.

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa says his administration is determined to fix the major economic challenges that are currently facing the country. The President was addressing the dialogue.

President Ramaphosa says government also plans to address the challenges that are crippling state owned enterprises.

“We are going through a very challenging economic cycle at the moment that is also being made worse by our woes in Eskom and other state owned enterprises. What I can say comrades is that we will turn our economy around. We are going to turn it around whether people like it or not, we are going to do it because we have it within us to be able to focus more closely to what needs to be done. Watch this space.”

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