Lindiwe Sisulu: We must revive ANC’s values

The ANC national executive committee member is one of the people who'll be contesting the ANC leadership race.

ANC NEC member and presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu pictured at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Bellville on 31 August 2017. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Lindiwe Sisulu says it's time for the African National Congress (ANC) to be led by a woman.

The ANC national executive committee member is one of the people who'll be contesting the ANC leadership race.

She was the guest speaker at a Women's Month celebration at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Bellville on Thursday night.

The ANC presidential hopeful says she accepted the nomination because she wanted to be part of a change in the party.

“I felt that if I can be counted among those who will return the true values of the ANC, then why can't I?”

Sisulu says her key focus will be free education, job creation, crime prevention and the development of rural areas.

One thing is clear; Sisulu wants to shake up the current status quo in the ANC.

“We must revive the ANC’s values.”

She says this is the first time in the party's history that female candidates are vying for the top spot in the party, and she wants to see one of them succeeding President Jacob Zuma.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)