Gen­der equal­ity in SA has lost ground un­der Ja­cob Zuma

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Un­der Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma, women’s progress in gen­der eq­uity has been re­versed, which is a vic­tory for men. Gen­der rep­re­sen­ta­tion has been re­duced in Cabi­net, Par­lia­ment, leg­is­la­tures and coun­cils.

We blame the ANC Women’s League and the ide­ol­ogy of our pres­i­dent for this.

A large num­ber of com­rades who sup­ported Zuma in his bid not to be pros­e­cuted are males.

So the pres­i­dent had to re­ward them. A 5050 gen­der com­po­si­tion was re­placed by “What do you do to de­fend the pres­i­dent?” This is why we only have one fe­male ANC pre­mier.

This speaks of a greater move to­wards feu­dal­ism by the ANC un­der Zuma.

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