This from the ANC Women’s League president…
This week, Cyril Ramaphosa said that he believes Jacob Zuma’s rape accuser‚ Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo. And now it appears that ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini isn’t stoked with this.
Dlamini, speaking at a joint 16 Days of Activism and elective conference send-off rally seemed to lash out at Ramaphosa over his statements.
“We want to say‚ comrade Cyril‚ comrade deputy president‚ if you want to speak out about violence against women and children‚ talk about yourself. You must open up… because you said [that] you know how difficult it is for a woman to take a stand on this issue. And you do have the experience‚” she said.
“But comrade deputy president decided to speak…but he spoke about comrade President Jacob Zuma‚” said Dlamini.
An Eyewitness News reporter at the rally‚ Dlamini said after her address that Ramaphosa should respond to claims of abuse.
#ANCKZN ANCWL President Bathabile Dlamini slams Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for speaking out about #Khwezi saying if Ramaphosa wants to speak about violence against women he must start with himself. ZN pic.twitter.com/Jco16uvSzV
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) December 9, 2017
Presidential nominee Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma delivered the keynote address at the same rally.
Earlier this year, claims surfaced that Ramaphosa abused his ex-wife, Hope.
She responded to those claims by saying it’s just a smear campaign. She was quoted by EWN as saying:
“I’m really, really amazed at what people can do to mess up someone else’s reputation who can be a very good leader for the country.”
“Cyril is kind, generous and it’s just that he does not brag about the things that he does for women, for the community, for children. He does not go around blasting a trumpet about the things that he does.”