National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu African says she is deeply concerned about gender-based violence in South Africa, adding that it is one of the most important issues that her campaign is centred around.
Eusebius McKaiser about her thoughts on President Jacob Zuma rape accuser, the late Fezeka Kuzwayo.
I believe she believes she was raped...I don’t know if I have enough evidence on that to be able to make a decision on that. I know that both parties firmly believed what they said.— Lindiwe Sisulu, South African Minister of Human Settlements
Sisulu says that party is in a very difficult period and they have accepted it.
Having knowledge of their problems, Sisulu that the way forward is to make a change for the better. This is something she is passionate about she says, as she takes part of the blame for the state of the party. This is also something she seeks to change.
I take part of the blame, we all should take part of the blame. of where the country is at and where the ANC is at right now. But I am determined that it is possible to change.— Lindiwe Sisulu, South African Minister of Human Settlements
When it comes to President Zuma, Sisulu says that everyone should take the blame there too, adding that she has taken responsibility. Sisulu also said that when it comes to removal of Jacob Zuma as president, this is something he has to decide for himself.
I was part of the factions that went to Polokwane in 2007 and we firmly believed that Jacob Zuma would offer us the solutions that we needed, because he was one of the last of the NEC, of Oliver Thambo, he had the necessary background of understanding the ANC and we thought we would be there to assist to take the country out of the problems it was in.— Lindiwe Sisulu, South African Minister of Human Settlements
As to the state of the ANC now, Sisulu says that it definitely has deteriorated and finds it sad that it has turned out this way. She says that the ANC can no longer afford any more spilts.
We have become an extremely factionalised organisation. That is the saddest part of what happened to the ANC. We've deteriorated into something we should not be.— Lindiwe Sisulu, South African Minister of Human Settlements
The unity of purpose that was there, seems to have dissipated over time.— Lindiwe Sisulu, South African Minister of Human Settlements
Despite this Sisulu remains hopeful, saying that they have examined what is wrong within the party, and quite a few members are standing up and willing to make a change for the better.
[The ANC] has the potential to meltdown, but it is not a hot mess.— Lindiwe Sisulu, South African Minister of Human Settlements
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This article first appeared on 702 : Sisulu on Zuma rape accuser: 'I believe she believes she was raped'