Residents come out to celebrate role of women

Women of power, women of positive influence and women of class whose lives have a meaning, from all corners of South Africa descended to eMalahleni to commemorate Women’s Month.

These gracefully refined and dignified women who were elegantly dressed in peach and who commemorated Women’s Month through prayer, singing and motivational speeches, congregated under the theme “ladies are the epitome of beauty, wisdom and strength.”

A moving prayer by pastor Mary Mathibela lifted weary spirits and brought everyone closer to God.

She pleaded with God to bless people of eMalahleni and South Africa.

eMalahleni mayor Lindiwe Ntshalintshali said it was women who actually won the August 1956 Pass struggle.

“Men were already defeated with the introduction of pass laws, but women took up that struggle,” she said.

“And with their babies strapped on their back they marched to Pretoria,” Ntshalintshali said.

“As part of commemorating this year’s national women’s month we should be reaching out to all women in society, and fight the violence against women and children,” she said.

(edited by MK)

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