Other women should empower women MPs with ideas - Dr Phetsile
Dr Phetsile Dlamini, the former Minister of the then Health and Social Welfare, wants women not to just fold their arms and watch, but empower all the women that have found themselves in parliament with ideas.
Dlamini said while it is glaring that the campaign by women to land as many seats as possible in parliament was not very successful, but she noted that it is not that men are not voting for them because they do not like them, but they are very scarred of them. She said men know that once women are around they will take charge of the situation hence they are scarred to vote for them in the parliamentary elections.
She said whatever the outcome they have faced in the recent elections, but they should not despair.
She said instead they should soldier on as one day they will be victorious. “Let us not just give up and complain that we have lost the elections, but let us make the most of the situation and use it to our advantage. One day we will have only five men in parliament with the rest being women. Women have sparkling and fresh ideas and all that is needed is for those ideas to be nurtured,” she said much to the applause of the women that attended the event at Sibane yesterday.
FROM ME TO YOU: Former Deputy Prime Minister Paul Dlamini presents a certificate to Joy Ndwandwe.