In a recent development, the African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League has taken a firm stand against the KwaZulu-Natal provincial chair, Siboniso Duma. The league accuses Duma of repeatedly undermining the authority and leadership of Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube, particularly in a situation related to a photo opportunity with rugby player Etzebeth and the Springboks trophy.
The ANC Women’s League has criticized Duma for allegedly preventing Premier Dube-Ncube from having a favorable trophy photo opportunity with Etzebeth in front of a Durban crowd at City Hall in eThekwini. The incident has sparked controversy, with the Women’s League deeming Duma’s actions as “blatant sexism” within the ANC KwaZulu-Natal provincial leadership.
Despite holding the position of the Chairperson of the ANC in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, Siboniso Duma has not ascended to the role of Premier, despite having the political power to do so. The Women’s League has raised concerns about Duma’s behavior, pointing to what they perceive as a pattern of disregarding and undermining the leadership of Premier Dube-Ncube.
The league’s condemnation highlights the broader issue of gender dynamics within the political landscape, emphasizing the importance of respecting and upholding the authority of female leaders. Premier Dube-Ncube’s leadership has been allegedly compromised by Duma’s actions, raising questions about the internal workings of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal.
As of now, Siboniso Duma has not responded to the accusations leveled against him. The ANC Women’s League’s stance adds to the ongoing discussions surrounding gender equality and fair treatment within the political sphere. The league’s call for accountability and an end to what they perceive as sexist behavior underscores the need for a more inclusive and respectful political environment.
Foul play! ANCWL slams MEC Duma for undermining Premier Dube-Ncube over Bok trophy picturehttps://t.co/7HHkSOirFe
— Sihle Mavuso (@ZANewsFlash) November 7, 2023