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Zuma and ANC celebrate South African women's day

Zuma and ANC celebrate South African women's day

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President Jacob Zuma has praised South African women for their outstanding support in the wake of liberty and democracy since gaining independence.

He said this on Tuesday when South Africa was marking its national women day.

The country had announced a public holiday in remembrance to women who fought tirelessly against the tyranny of the Apartheid government.

we launched the Women's Living Monument at Lillian Ngoyi Square, a symbol of the bravery and patriotism of South African women

“This morning, we launched the Women’s Living Monument at Lillian Ngoyi Square, a symbol of the bravery and patriotism of South African women, and a monument to their contribution to the liberation and democracy that we achieved. Their march was not in vain,” said president Jacob Zuma.

Politics also took the centre stage when some women in African National Congress Pleaded with the youths to continue their support for ANC.

“It is up to us as the youth to make the ANC what it is. The problem with our youth, currently, and our generation is that they do not consciountize themselves about why it is important to vote for the African National Congress. They are too captured by propaganda and media to realise the importance of the African National Congress and its strength,” said Lesedi Ledwaba, ANC executive committee member.

The African National Congress, suffered its biggest election defeat to the Democratic Alliance party in the just concluded municipal elections.

The latest woes have been blamed on Zuma who recently witnessed a silent protest by four young women during a televised broadcast at the national election results centre. The protest were over Zuma who was acquitted by a South African court in a rape case in 2006.