Mbalula warns ANC men: ‘Keep out of Women’s League affairs’

By Celani Sikhakhane

ANC secretary general Fikile Mbalula says men in the party must stop interfering with ANC Women’s League matters.

“Those men, if they want to be involved in ANCWL matters, they must wear the women’s skirts and their green blouses,” he said. 

Mbalula’s remarks come in the wake of the ANC KwaZulu-Natal leadership’s snub of the KZN ANCWL’s Mayihlome prayer ceremony held in Durban on Thursday, ahead of the party’s manifesto launch at the Moses Mabhida stadium on Saturday. 

The snub angered ANCWL national president Sisisi Tolashe, who called on ANC men to not get involved in the league’s politics.

“We call on ANC men to stop interfering and dictating to the ANCWL. We are not afraid of them … no one in the ANC or any other organisation has a right to dictate what should happen in the ANCWL. We fear no one,” said Tolashe. 

Scrolla.Africa has learnt that the ANC’s KZN leadership is unhappy with the decision of the Women’s League’s national leadership to dissolve the ANCWL’s provincial leadership that was elected at its chaotic elective conference in Durban in August last year. 

The ANC’s KZN executive supports MEC Nonhlanhla Nzimande, whose leadership was nullified by the Durban High Court earlier this month. 

ANCWL KZN convener Bongi Sithole-Moloi said her leadership is recognised by the league’s national body and she therefore doesn’t care about those who opposed her appointment. 

Mbalula said he will call a special meeting to deal with factional issues in the ANCWL. 

He also condemned women who degraded each other with dangerous gossip to assassinate the characters of other women. 

Pictured above: KZN ANCWL leadership during the Mayihlome prayer meeting in Durban on Thursday. 

Image source: Celani Sikhakhane

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