Pretoria - The ANC Women’s League demanded answers from the Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) after four women staged an anti-rape protest directed at President Jacob Zuma while he delivered his speech at the announcement of local poll results in Pretoria on Saturday.
ANCWL president Bathabile Dlamini said no head of state “should be treated like this”.
“We can never allow that, the IEC must come clean on it because this was clearly choreographed. The way they [IEC] handled the whole thing was not professional… they were supposed to ask the president to sit down so that they can deal with the issue, apologise and then let him continue… that never happened. Why? Because they do not care about the president of the country.”
IEC chairman Glen Mashinini should apologise to Zuma, she insisted.
“We are not going back on that demand that he apologise to the president. He must explain to the country as to what happened. This is a clear abuse of the most important subject [of rape] in our country.”