Womens Day Article

In honour of all South African women, I advocate that Lindiwe Sisulu be nominated as the first woman president for the next national election. With the Marikana massacre hanging as a proverbial millstone around his neck, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been compromised.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has impeccable credentials and comes from a family steeped in South African struggle history and leadership. The Sisulu family name carries global prestige and is a brand that does not require marketing because of its inherent and historical pedigree.

Lindiwe Sisulu is a skilful person in her own right as she has been in leadership a long time and understands the intricate nature of governance. She is a woman of elegance, dignity and prodigious beauty. These qualities will allow her added access onto the global stage where octogenarian African leaders struggle to stand up straight next to the likes of Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Whether we like it or not, education, pedigree and charisma are vital in leadership. The African continent deserves at least one great leader that is not compromised by corruption and other scandals to lead us into the future. Lindiwe Sisulu has all the required qualifications to be that leader.

She is currently the Minister l Human Settlements and a Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence. She is a Member of the National Working Committee and Executive Committee of ANC.

Previous positions include Minister | Public Service and Administration 2012–2014. Minister | Defence and Military Veterans 2009–2012, Minister | Housing Department 2004–2009 and Minister of Intelligence 2001–2004. Deputy Minister | Department of Home 1996-2001

Her education and training include a Higher Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Swaziland and a Master of Philosophy from the University of York, Canada

In the words of the wise, we are all responsible for the choices we make. Just because some of us do not support the current ANC leadership does not imply that we do not have a vested interest in who leads us as a nation into the future.

Cllr Yagyah Adams

Cape Muslim Congress


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