Mazibuko spoke at the Marie Claire Power Summit embracing Mandela Day this week, and her topic was “Speaking Politics: A Crash Course in Being in Power”. She reportedly told the gathering that Zille had often failed at nurturing new leadership, saying the embattled Zille had undermined her and was doing the same thing to Maimane.
The Cape Times caught up with Maimane at a march from Manenberg to Nyanga Police Station on Thursday, where the DA called for the army to be deployed in crime-ridden areas. He declined to comment on Mazibuko’s statements and hastily walked away.
“I'm here to talk about the army. I don't comment on other things. I'm here to talk about the army, I'm here to talk about the safety of the people,” Maimane said.
Mazibuko had said: “I want you to remember that women pulling each other down, women undermining each other in public is not something that happens among little girls on the playground. It happens in corporate, it happens in different organisations and it happens in politics I’ve seen both sides of the coin and I know how important inter-generational mentoring and teaching is. This is how we get more young people and more young people in power,” she said.