South Africa lacks the political will among its leaders to fight the social ills: Mlambo-Ngcuka – SABC News
Former Executive Director of Women in the United Nations, Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, says South Africa lacks the political will among its leaders to fight the social ills faced by society.
She called on communities to pick up the baton in addressing the challenges they face on a daily basis.
Mlambo-Ngcuka was a guest speaker at an event hosted by the Methodist Church in the Eastern Cape.
The event was held to discuss the way forward, after the devastation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
She says the state of politics in the country is weakened by leaders who are incapable of leading.
“Make sure your party is not dominated by amasela, amaxoki (sic), people who really don’t care for the needs of the people sometimes when people are desperate to be elected l get worried especially when they can’t explain why we must elect them what’s is this problem they want to solve so as the people who are going to be governed we cannot laugh at this because a political joke will affect us.”
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