Thank you. For the nomination of the fourth democratically elected President of the Republic of South Africa on 6 May 2009 - NdinguNobandla Nomzamo Winnie Mandela [I am Nobandla Nomzamo Winnie Mandela]. [Applause.]
Chief Justice Pius Langa, Mr Speaker, Madam Deputy Speaker, the Presiding Officer, hon members, distinguished guests and fellow South Africans, history is littered with barbarisms and the worst that humanity has to offer. Similarly, history is littered with the noble determination of various peoples across the world so that the most noble of humanity's attributes may prevail.
Today I am proud, once again, to nominate for the highest office in the land a fellow South African who, in the historical and contemporary conflicts between the worst and the best of what humanity has to offer, has distinguished himself as a capable leader of our people's determination to prevail over whatever obstacles there may be.
Many names and descriptions have been used to characterise him, and the bookshelves have not witnessed the last of perspectives about him. But, as Shakespeare would write in Romeo and Juliet, "What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." [Applause.] Our people have democratically concurred.
I nominate for the vacancy of President of the Republic of South Africa a fellow South African -
Osomanxebanxeba zinsizwa, Osomanxebanxeba zinsizwa zangakubo, Osomanxebanxeba akhula nazo zinsizwa.
Mr Speaker, if I were asked to further motivate for his candidature as President of our Republic, I would simply say that he is a capable leader who epitomises our continued and resilient struggle against the worst that humanity has to offer and the hope that we, as a nation, shall triumph against all odds because of the best that, collectively, we can offer - and only the ANC can offer that. [Applause.]
The Chief Justice, Mr Speaker, the Presiding Officer, hon members, distinguished guests and fellow South Africans, I, Nobandla Zanyiwe Nomzamo Winnie Mandela, on behalf of the ANC, nominate, for the President of the Republic of South Africa, the president of the ANC, the man of the people -
uMsholozi! uNxamalala! Lugaju ka Matomela! Abaphuma bephethe inyama na masi!
He is the hon member Mr Jacob Mhlanganyelwa Gedleyihlekisa Zuma. Thank you. [Applause.]