THE ANCWL STATEMENT ON PARLIAMENT'S REJECTION OF THE DA'S FRIVOLOUS MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
The African National Congress Women' s league (ANCWL) welcomes the rejection of the motion of no confidence against the President of the Republic of South Africa.
The motion of no confidence against State President by the Democratic Alliance (DA) and it's allies was nothing but a strategy to liquidate the African National Congress (ANC) which is in the forefront of building a non-racial, non-sexist, prosperous and a democratic South Africa (SA). The DA and it's allies are under pressure to deliver on the mandate of imperialists forces to advance regime change in SA. The aim is to have white supremacy rule which will economically marginalise black people and not allow land redistribution programs in SA.
Under the ANC led Government a number of policies and legislation in pursuit of women’s empowerment have been adopted. For instance, the Constitution includes Section 9 promotes equality for all persons and freedom from discrimination and the Employment Equity Act, No 55 (1998) which strives to achieve equity in the workplace by promoting fair treatment in employment. The ANC led Government has resolved that women should not be excluded in leadership positions in Government, private sector and from actively participating in the economy of our country.
The interest of ANC government in the lives of SA children is notable. The institute of Race Relations (IRR) report published in February 2016, indicates that in SA under-five mortality rate has declined from 77.2 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2002 to 45.1 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2015. The institute also found that deaths of infants under one year of age declined from 51.2 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2002 to 34. 4 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2015. These achievements will never be cited by DA and it's allies.
The ANC led government is in the forefront of ensuring girls and women in particular the poor and from working class backgrounds have access to education. The increasing number of girl learners in schools and female students in higher Institutions under ANC government will not be applauded by patriachal DA and it's allies. The literate girls and women in particular blacks, hamper the DA's motives of reducing black women as nothing else but domestic workers.
The imperialist funded motion, attempting to reverse the gains of our democracy has been rejected by parliament and the ANCWL welcome the decision. Parliament representing the views of South Africans has demonstrated it's confidence in the State President Jacob Zuma and his collective. The ANCWL applauds the parliament decision in this regard.
Divergent to the apatheid Government, the ANC led Government is a champion of women emancipation and has interest in the lives of our children. The DA and it's allies have no interests in the development of the vulnerable in society but to deliver on the imperialist mandate of regime change in SA.
Statement issued by Meokgo Matuba, Secretary General ANCWL, 11 November 2016