ANC Womens League
"One thing I am disappointed about, is that just last year Mduduzi apologised, went to court and committed to community work."
At least two organisations fighting for gender equality are unimpressed with Bathabile Dlamini's appointment as the Minister for Women in the Presidency.
For South Africa's women, this historical moment must be viewed as a master class in how patriarchy functions.
The time was right for her campaign, but her friends were not.
Women who have availed themselves for consideration, as is their right, have faced heightened levels of sexism and attacks on their character.
"He is one of the lost souls in the hands of the exploiters."
"She is in the pocket of the men of the ANC."
South Africans Are Not Impressed With Bathabile Dlamini's Refusal To Condemn Manana's Alleged Assault Of A Woman
That's despite her being leader of the ANC Women's League.
It will rival the ANC's Women's League which is currently the only political party with a women's branch.
Zuma and Ramaphosa sing delegates' praises, Bathabile Dlamini stays under fire for alleged comments on "emotional women", and the ANC's mounting fears of regime change come to the surface.