DLAMINIZUMA TOPS ANC WOMEN’S LEAGUE SLATE
JOHANNESBURG — Former African Union Commission chair Dr Nkosazana DlaminiZuma topped the ANC Women’s League slate, that includes twothirds of the so called “premier league” — known for being supporters of President Jacob Zuma.
The ANCWL held its extended national executive committee (NEC) on Monday, which was attended by representatives from various provinces and regions.
“The meeting was convened to primarily nominate preferred ANC leaders to serve in the ANC NEC, post the 54th National Conference in December 2017,” Thoko Xasa, the league’s national spokesperson, said in a statement.
The league has nominated DlaminiZuma for president, David Mabuza as her deputy, Nathi Mthethwa as national chair, Ace Magashule as secretarygeneral, Jessie Duarte as deputy secretarygeneral and Maite NkoanaMashabane as treasurergeneral.
“The league said the extended NEC meeting unanimously agreed that the comrades must be the top six of the ANC that will champion radical economic transformation to eradicate inequalities, unemployment and poverty in the country,” Xasa said.
Free State Premier Magashule and Mpumalanga Premier Mabuza make up the twothirds of the “premier league”, known for being a proZuma alliance.
“The meeting further reaffirmed the need for the fundamental changes in the structure, systems, institutions and patterns of ownership, management and control of the economy in favour of all South Africans, the majority of whom are African and female,” she said.