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North West ANC Women's League calls for unity

Monday 15 April 2013 05:49

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A new Provincial Executive Council was elected over the weekend in Rustenburg.(SABC)

The North West African National Congress Women's League has called for unity among its ranks. A new Provincial Executive Council was elected over the weekend in Rustenburg, North West during a three day conference. 


Women's League President Angie Motshekga says the successful election of the PEC echoes the ANC NEC's January eight  Statement that 2013 is the "Year of Unity in Action Towards Socio-economic Freedom!".


Motshekga says, "This is not a very easy province. It’s got lots of conflicts, lots of internal ANC contradictions. They must be the source of hope, not only for the ANC but for the province. They must be the most disciplined centre in this province. So we expect them to unify the province and to provide leadership because women have got bigger challenges. They've got more serious challenges; they are victims of rape of murder."


The PEC was disbanded in 2011 by the national executive committee following factional differences within the league. 

So I think as the ANC we can learn one or two things from how the ANCWL conducted this conference

The ANC's North West Provincial Chairperson Supra Mahumapelo says the election of the new Women's League PEC will ensure that the ANC in the province gains more solidarity.


"We are very happy that the team which was put in place after the dissolution of the former PEC worked with ANC here in the province together with the women to rebuild the ANCWL in the province. Secondly, is for the first time in the province that we have a structure of a province elected by women based on consensus because there was no contestation. So I think as the ANC we can learn one or two things from how the ANCWL conducted this conference," says Mahumapelo.

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