Other women should em­power women MPs with ideas - Dr Phet­sile

Observer on Saturday - - News -

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.

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