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Why Were All Today’s Women’s Day Speeches Being Given by Men? South African Women Speak Out

This is what happened at today's women's day events in South Africa.

Various political parties in South Africa have been holding their rallies for women's day today, but as the familiar male politicians have been giving keynote addresses, people on Twitter have been asking when women will get their chance to lead.

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave the national women's day address in the Western Cape which was disrupted by protestors calling for an end to farm evictions. According to News 24, protestors carried placard written "We want our land back" and "This is our land."

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Malema Says Winnie Mandela Wanted Him to be President

Mama Winnie and Julius Malema had a great mother-son relationship.

The commander in chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, says the late apartheid struggle hero Winnie Madikizela-Mandela wanted him to be the president of South Africa.

"Her wishes may not be realized through occupation of office of the president, but that which she wanted me to do as president can still be done even if I am not the president. That is to fight for her people," Malema told the Sunday Times in an exclusive interview with the newspaper.

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