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ancwlANA reports that the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Wednesday criticised the ANC Women's League (ANCWL) for bringing six male delegates to the party’s policy conference, accusing the league of ''playing into the hands of patriarchy''.  

''We find it laughable that the ANC Women’s League could not find even six women amongst the thousands to articulate responsibly on the plight of women in present day South Africa,'' the federation said in a statement.  When asked during an interview about why her organisation brought six men as part of the ANCWL delegation, its president Bathabile Dlamini reportedly said women ''were too emotional during debates and needed [male] experts'' for sober discussions.

  • Read this report by Getrude Makhafola in full at IOL News
  • Read Cosatu’s statement at Cosatu Today

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