Power to the women of Mzansi!

By Drum Digital
09 August 2014

" I wish I'd known that your worth doesn’t depend on a man's opinion."

Many may say it’s a man's world, but yesterday on POWERFM all the power went to women, as some of the most powerful women in Mzansi replaced the men on the Gauteng based radio station. First up was politician and Minister of Small Business Lindiwe Zulu, who was followed by eNCA news senior anchor Iman Rappeti. Next was Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille, who arrived at the nick of time to present Eusebius McKaiser's show from 10am-12pm.

While most people assumed that Zille, as she proudly calls herself, would speak about what she knows best-politics, she flipped the script and spoke about her family, religion and what it means to be a South African woman.

“My wish for South African women is that they get educated and qualified. I also wish that South African women make a conscious decision to have babies and they choose their kids' fathers well," Zille said frankly.

When DRUM asked Zille what life lessons she's learnt now that she wishes she'd learnt in her 20's she said,

Even though politics is her passion Zille enjoyed her stint on radio: “I love radio as a medium and if someone had told me I’d have this much fun while making money; I might have chosen a different career,” she said before passing the mic to the EFF's MP Magdalene Moonsamy.

By Emma Liwela

Pictures by Lubabalo Lesolle

 

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