Women can lead South Africa superbly

Whenever the succession debate for the ANC leadership comes up, the names of Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma and other leaders who enjoy the support of the ANCYL always come to the fore.

Whenever the succession debate for the ANC leadership comes up, the names of Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma and other leaders who enjoy the support of the ANCYL always come to the fore.

We have to be very clear though that even if Mbeki manages to oust his opponents as party leader, he cannot have another term as the country's president.

I pledge my support to the ANC Women's League which also has the full capacity to steer the party leadership and eventually that of the county. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has done extremely well as the country's second in charge, and so can other women. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf did it in Liberia and so can our women.

Danny Mtebule, Shilubane

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