The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has kept silent after the Chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration Dr. Makhosi Khoza, received death threats received following her public call for President Jacob Zuma to step down.
In recent times, Khoza has been receiving messages of death threats by a person unknown to her and has been receiving support from Parliament and the South African Police Service.
News 101 tried to reach out to the ANCWL offices but no comments were made, this comes after the same league was backing President Jacob Zuma to be respected regardless of his rather sketchy image.
The leader of the ANCWL Bathabile Dlamini defended President Zuma when four women held a silent protest about a rape case involving him 10 years ago. This humiliated him on television while he was addressing the nation after the municipal polls saw the ruling party lose some key municipalities.
ANCWL again defended the President against former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela by calling her a publicist and second guessing her objectivity. Madonsela then responded and said “I really just think they are being misled. I think a lot of them are being used as proxies and I really feel sorry for them.”
ANCWL ’ supported President Zuma when the Gupta family emails were leaked and he was allegedly moving to Dubai and buying property there, the Women’s League was there to support Zuma and rally behind him against the media.
This, in essence, this highlights that the ANCWL keeps on preaching about women’s rights and equal status quo in society, but when it’s now time for them to act in accordance with their mandate, rally behind the women they say they’re actually “behind” – they chicken out of the race