'ANCWL not celebrating outcome of leadership elections'

The ANCWL president, Bathabile Dlamini, believes the ruling party has regressed in its efforts to empower and elevate women to decision-making positions.

ANCWL President Bathabile Dlamini says Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma was reduced to a “president’s ex-wife” as opposed to being recognised as a candidate like the male politicians who were running for ANC’s top spot. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

NASREC – African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) President Bathabile Dlamini says the League is not celebrating the outcome of the leadership elections because the ANC has failed the women of South Africa.

Dlamini believes the ANC has regressed in its efforts to empower and elevate women to decision-making positions.

WATCH: Dlamini Zuma reduced to being a ‘president’s ex-wife’ - Dlamini

She blames the outcome on patriarchy in the party, claiming that the sole female on the top six probably would not have made it to that position had she been up against another man.

Jessie Duarte beat Zingiswa Losi for the position of deputy secretary-general.

Dlamini thanked Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma for putting up a good fight, despite being the target of criticism and insults.

The Women’s League leader believes Dlamini Zuma was reduced to being the head of the state’s ex-wife.

The League says it’s not proud of the election results, saying Oliver Tambo must be turning in his grave.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)