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'Gender shouldn't be a factor for choosing the next ANC leader'

A senior ANC member has opposed the notion of gender playing a major role in deciding who should lead the ANC and ultimately the country.

Former ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa said that citizens ought to challenge the sometimes shallow conception of leadership.

A leader is determined by many factors and the fact that I don't wear a bra does not disqualify me.

Matthews Phosa, Former ANC Treasurer-General

Leadership decisions for the ANC shouldn't be about gender.

Matthews Phosa, Former ANC Treasurer-General

Phosa says that regardless of one's political affiliation, South Africans must focus their energies on service delivery and democracy.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


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