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Speakers at Women’s Day event sing praises for Zuma

Jacob Zuma himself made no mention of Tuesday's secret ballot but ANCWL's Bathabile Dlamini assured him that those trying to remove him are not against the entire ANC.

The ANCWL members attended the National Women's Day celebrations in Kimberley in the Northern Cape, where President Jacob Zuma delivered the keynote address on Wednesday 9 August 2017. Picture: Twitter/@GovernmentZA.

KIMBERLEY - Speakers at government's official Women's Day event have used the opportunity to defend and praise President Jacob Zuma after he survived Tuesday’s motion of no confidence in Parliament.

Zuma himself made no mention of Tuesday's secret ballot but African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) President Bathabile Dlamini assured him that those trying to remove him are not against him, but the entire ANC.

The President delivered the keynote address at the event in Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

He says there has been progress in recent years, but women are still not adequately represented and crime against women and children remains a major challenge.

“Work continues to ensure that women have access to economic opportunities. Government stays ready to work with women to ensure that the dividend of freedom and democracy can be enjoyed by women.”

Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas has assured President Zuma of her confidence in his leadership.

"Especially to welcome the honourable President of the Republic of South Africa on 9 August 2017 after [he survived a motion of no confidence on] 8 Agust 2017."

Also offering words of encouragement was Dlamini who told the crowd she respects and has high regard for Zuma.

“Today we feel very relevant and we feel that this is a befitting event after you have been tortured and persecuted.”

The crowd that attending the event sang songs in support of the President, saying those who want him out must themselves step aside.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)