VER­BA­TIM As they said it

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‘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

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