It’s time for me to make way for other ANC members: Dlamini-Zuma

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It’s been confirmed that ANC NEC member and Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will not return to Parliament.

Friday marked the final day for all political parties to submit their provincial and national lists to the Electoral Commission.

Dlamini-Zuma, who has served in all six administrations, spoke to SABC News in Pretoria on Friday. S

She says it’s time for her to make way for other party members.

“I said that I’m not going to Parliament and I’m not going to Parliament because as you dance you must also give other people a chance. It’s also my gratitude to my organisation, I’ve been given opportunities, probably more opportunities than anyone else. I’m there now in Cabinet, I’m probably the only one who was there in Cabinet.”

Meanwhile, the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thandi Modise and Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor say that they will both leave their fate in the hands of the ANC to determine if will make it back to Parliament.

“A big question to you two? I’ll let the ANC answer it. And you Minister? It’s in the hands of the ANC”.

The ANC says it will not yet make public its provincial and national candidate lists ahead of the national elections.

The governing party briefed the media at Luthuli House ahead of the 5pm deadline today for submission of candidates lists to the IEC.

ANC spokesperson Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri says the party will only make its list public on Monday.

“The ANC is pleased to announce a successful conclusion of its public representative process which enables us to make a timely and compliant submission as required by the IEC. The ANC list will be released to the public in due course.”