JOHANNESBURG - Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, has been elected as the new president of the ANC Women's League.
Dlamini takes over from Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga.
Her second-in-command will be Sisi Ntombela who has taken the deputy presidency position. The Free State Women's League chairperson ran unopposed.
The candidates who unsuccessfully contested the top 5 positions, will automatically become National Executive Committee members.
There are at least 3,000 delegates attending the league's 12th elective congress in Irene, near Pretoria.
As the long-delayed Women's League's conference in Pretoria, drew to a close, the leadership battle between incumbent, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga, and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, finally drew to a close with Dlamini proving victorious.
#ANCWLConference delegates will vote for the following positions: President, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Treasurer General— ANC Women's League (@ANCWomensLeague) August 7, 2015
Earlier, Sisi Ntombela was elected unopposed to be the Women's League Deputy President.
The Women's League has in the past few years been perceived as ineffective in promoting women's issues. It will hope that its new leadership changes the public's perception and once again becomes the key driver of issues affecting women in South Africa.
The "We Are Ready For A Female President" brigade lost? Cyril must be smiling. #ANCWL— Nchema (@ShottaZee) August 7, 2015
Angie Motshekga delivered her last political report as president of the league.