Xhosa king rejects Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as successor for ANC presidency

A visit yesterday by former African Union chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to the Xhosa king Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu may have backfired for the presidential hopeful.

The king said the following about women leaders: “South Africa is not yet ready to be led by a woman president. Women are sensitive by nature. The country’s problems have overwhelmed leaders who are men, how much more so for a woman."

Jabu Baloyi, the spokesperson for the Commission for Gender Equality, told Stephen Grootes on The Midday report that the Commission is not surprised by the king's comments.

This boils down to the patriarchal nature of our society, the mindset of people on the ground, saying women are not capable of any position to lead.

Jabu Baloyi, the spokesperson for the Commission for Gender Equality

Baloyi says the Gender Equality Commission has signed a memorandum of agreement with the House of Traditional Leaders including one in the Eastern Cape.

But he says it is a long-term process of discussion and evolving culture and attempting to meet one another half way.

Listen to the Gender Equality Commission opinion on the Xhosa king's comments below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Zizi Kodwa defends ANCWL rallying support for Dlamini-Zuma

Zizi Kodwa defends ANCWL rallying support for Dlamini-Zuma

ANC national spokesperson says the ANCWL does not have audacity to undermine ANC authority regarding succession principles.

Dlamini-Zuma's call for women Presidents could suggest her own intentions

Dlamini-Zuma's call for women Presidents could suggest her own intentions

Dlamini-Zuma spoke at the Faith Gospel Ministries Church accompanied by Bathabile Dlaminini, Kebby Maphatsoe and Des Van Rooyen.

A look back at Dlamini-Zuma's legacy as AU chair

A look back at Dlamini-Zuma's legacy as AU chair

Journalist Carien du Plessis and businessman Ladislas Agbesi reflect on Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's tenure as (AU) commission chair.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's simply did not do her job as  AU chair - analyst

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's simply did not do her job as AU chair - analyst

Analysts weigh-in with very different views on Dlamini Zuma's failures and achievements as chairperson of the African Union.

Ramaphosa says ANC succession rules may change

Ramaphosa says ANC succession rules may change

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the number of ANC leaders who want to contest for succession is increasing.

Popular articles
60 theft victims to sue FNB for R121m for stolen safety deposit boxes

60 theft victims to sue FNB for R121m for stolen safety deposit boxes

The victims claim FNB didn't implement adequate security measures before the robberies and refused to offer fair compensation.

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

Associate Professor of Law at Wits University James Grant says the ConCourt did not define what private use was.

'What took big banks so long to shut Gupta accounts?', Pieter-Louis Myburgh asks

'What took big banks so long to shut Gupta accounts?', Pieter-Louis Myburgh asks

Journo Pieter-Louis Myburgh says other banking execs need to be questioned about their potential complicitness in the Gupta saga.

'Cannabis should be given the same treatment as alcohol and tobacco'

'Cannabis should be given the same treatment as alcohol and tobacco'

Dagga Party's Gareth Prince on Constitutional Court handing down today's judgment on whether or not to decriminalise cannabis use.

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

Eusebius: 'You are a political coward'

Eusebius: 'You are a political coward'

Eusebius McKaiser, wearing his political anlayst hat, gives unsolicited advice to Mmusi Maimane.

Tips on how to stop unauthorised debit orders

Tips on how to stop unauthorised debit orders

CEO of Payments Association of SA, Walter Volker says these fraudsters get a list of debit orders from unscrupulous employees.