VERBATIM As they said it
‘We must allow the branches to nominate the leadership according to what they desire. If we can do this we can start to correct what we did in 2007.
“We need to be upfront about what has gone wrong. Those of us who were at the forefront of the factions in 2007 must be at the forefront of dismantling the factions.” Zweli Mkhize quoted by IOL
‘Iam not willing to answer any question that is about assessment of any individual in relation to what you refer to as candidacy or a race for succession in the ANC. Please wait until that time has come; once that time has come we will have all the time to comment in all the spaces and platforms unreservedly.” Baleka Mbete’s response to eNCA when asked if
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was the best female candidate for the presidency the ANC has to offer
‘It has taken the ANC 105 years to realise that we need to find or have a woman that is going to lead us. These are the processes that informed the thinking of the ANC Women’s League before nominations were open.” Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma quoted in The Citizen
‘It reveals a deeply troubling patriarchal attitude which has no place in the office he holds, and particularly in an organisation that has led society on the question of nonsexism.” Lindiwe Sisulu quoted by News24 about Gwede Mantashe’s suggestion that no woman can lead the ANC
‘People know what I stand for. I’ve been speaking my language and I’ve not minced my words or waffled. There are people in this race, they have never condemned corruption, they have never condemned state capture … like they are afraid of something.” Mathews Phosa quoted in the Mail & Guardian