KZN wants Dlamini as next ANCWL president

11 May 2015 - 10:29 By RDM News Wire

The African National Women’s League (ANCWL) in KwaZulu-Natal wants social development minister Bathabile Dlamini to be its next president. “We resolved to throw our weight behind Comrade Dlamini [who] is one of our matured and dedicated cadres who is capable of taking the ANCWL to greater heights‚” acting secretary Weziwe Thusi said in a statement following a meeting of the Provincial General Council (PGC) on Sunday.Dlamini caused some controversy last month when she reportedly berated displaced foreign nationals for accepting aid handouts from members of the Economic Freedom Fighters.The ANCWL in KZN also nominated the “accomplished following comrades for the following positions”: deputy president: Sisi Ntombela; secretary-general: Meogo Matuba; deputy secretary-general: Weziwe Tikane; and treasurer-general: Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.The national elective conference was scheduled for April 16 to 19 but was postponed due to infighting‚ although the official line‚ according to a statement by league president Angie Motshekga‚ was to provide “an opportunity to members and structures of the league to raise any concerns they may have towards the conference”.“The ANCWL will soon hold its national elective conference where thousands of delegates will be afforded the opportunity to elect new leaders‚” the KwaZulu-Natal branch said on Sunday.Also at the weekend’s PGC‚ the “more than 400 delegates…unanimously agreed that ukuhlola or virginity testing continues to play an important role in ensuring that young women delay their sexual debut thus curbing unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS”.“Delegates acknowledged that ukuhlola is part of cultural practices that have been passed from generation to generation which has to be respected. They however echoed that virginity testing must continue to be regulated to ensure that it voluntary and that the rights of our young women are not violated‚” the statement said...

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