WITH reference to Kazeka Kuse's column, "The ANCWL will never elect a female president" (October 9), the ANCWL would not vote for a woman candidate for president in this present climate.
If we could do some time travelling back to the past, if Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was still at the helm, the Winnie who was a winner described by true grit, care and concern for the other person, the black person who was victimised by apartheid, the Winnie who made such sacrifices, then they would.
Back to the future. Nosazana Dlamini-Zuma is now in Addis Ababa heading the AU. The natural progression would be to be the first female president of South Africa.
OK, I am running ahead of myself (but not of the future). I have to explain why I say this, taking into account her good track record as foreign affairs minister and home affairs minister, and accolades aplenty and praises galore.
Back to the recent past, the predecessor to the incumbent in Tuynhuis wanted to build his legacy as a women empowerer, not least as a queen-maker, for when Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka agreed to be his deputy, he had asked Dlamini-Zuma who turned it down for it would have appeared as an affront to the father of her kids. Things play out funny, for it is now his bitter comrade who is seen to be doing just that, empowering women and after his second term (don't rule out ambitions of a third term) he will be the one who is the queen-maker for his former wife.
Pat Kondile, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth