Women celebrated

2015-08-13 06:00

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane was at the Langa Methodist Church on Woman’s Day.  

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Minister Nomvula Mokonyane was at the Langa Methodist Church on Woman’s Day. PHOTO: lindile mbontsi

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Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane has reminded residents of Langa in Cape Town of the importance of women’s day.

Mokonyane joined residents at the Langa Methodist church on Sunday to celebrate and honour over 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to fight for women’s freedom 59 years ago.

She joined scores of other women and congregants to mark the important historical national day and to reflect and engage on the achievements of women over the last 21 years of democracy.

Mokonyane also donated R10,000 to the church to help women in need. Mokonyane reflected on the achievements of women over the last 21 years of democracy and on the challenges they face.

“South Africa is where it is now because of the history of the church which is why I am here today,” she said.

“I am here to talk about the importance of this day and why people should celebrate it.

Those women who marched to the Union Buildings fought for us to be free.

She said women needed to be appreciated because when they are not, they end up engaging in activities that they regret, such as prostitution.

Gogo Nomthuzi Vanda(64) said: “It is important to celebrate this day, as it reminds not only us women but everyone else how important we are.

It is a reminder of a good job, women in Pretoria did in order for us to be free.”

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