SA ready for woman president - NFP

Johannesburg - South Africa is ready to have a female president, National Freedom Party (NFP) said on Saturday.

"It is now time that we have a woman president in our country. If Liberia could do it when Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected the first female head of state in 2006, and the Malawians making history by voting into power president Joyce Banda six years later, it's time for South Africa to also come to the party," party leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi said.

"We also need to have a female head of state."

She was speaking at the party's Women's Day celebration in Mpumalanga.

She said their call as women for a woman president was not going to be welcomed easily.

"This means let's go out from today with a renewed zeal and lobby for this course. I know it's a daunting task, but it can and will be achieved.

She said women were the majority in the country and urged them to use those numbers to put an end to male dominance.

"Women are still at the apex of underdevelopment. They are at the lowest ladder of service delivery.

"They are still trapped in dire poverty, lack of sanitation, unemployment, inequality and many other challenges. They are the ones facing the burden of abuse and rape."

JMaree 2014-08-09 09:16:42 PM
Madonsela or Zille!
Victor Ndabenhle Mkhaliphi 2014-08-09 09:17:40 PM
There's only one woman in the ANC I think is most suitable, namely Naledi Pando. I know a lot of people think Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma should be the one, but I disagree.
Unusual username 2014-08-09 09:25:17 PM
Yes we need another Sirleaf or Banda. Even Zuma is better than that
Lindokuhle Mhlongo 2014-08-09 09:26:22 PM
y not a gay president¿
Brown Hair 2014-08-09 09:32:54 PM
There would be no greater sign of reconciliation then having a white Afrikaans president... But then most south Africans are to racist for that to happen.
Douglas Ross 2014-08-09 09:35:29 PM
Why does sex need to be placed on the position? We're not ready for a female president, we're ready for one that can do the job
Motho Fela 2014-08-09 09:42:34 PM
In this country we need a clever coloured president man or woman, some people dont feel fit in this new South Africa. ANC cannot create jobs,poverty is increasing especially in rural areas, so enough with them. by the next 10yrs,Youth are going to remove them from power so is the women.
emmanuel.modika 2014-08-09 09:49:19 PM
Who,Thandi "pigs" Modise?
Michael Kelynack 2014-08-09 09:54:37 PM
Gees...the last thing we need is another zuma for president. Zille or madonsela. Either one will happily get my vote. We need someone who isnt corrupt and wont arrange R1mil jobs for their daughters or help out their sons with manslaughter cases.
Erna Westdyk 2014-08-09 09:55:06 PM
Start worrying more about a good president - doesn't matter what the sex is.