Motion without Notice by Honourable Daphne Zukiswa on the all male cabinet of DA premier Helen Zille

31 May 2011

I hereby give notice that at the next sitting of the Council I shall move:

That the Council-

Notes that the Western Cape provincial cabinet is an all-male outfit again after the Premier of the Western Cape and leader of the DA, Premier Helen Zille, made cosmetic changes to her cabinet to fill the vacancy left by the DA`s mayor–elect and former Member of the Executive Council, Patricia de Lille;

Further notes that Premier Helen Zille`s cabinet reshuffle takes place after much hype about the DA`s commitment to the principles of gender equality and nonracialism and misguided innuendos about the DA`s intention to effect a drastic Cabinet reshuffle to make space for more women and black people; and

Takes this opportunity to condemn in the harshest possible terms the utter disregard of women, particularly coloured and black women, by the DA and its leader, Premier Helen Zille, who, as a woman, has shown the utter, most repulsive form of female chauvinism and marginalisation of the progress that our country has made, in dismantling the legacy of gender discrimination and disregard of women as capable and able public leaders.

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