Women must speak out to guide youth

2015-08-27 06:00

MY life battles and challenges do not only revolve around a man regarding the upliftment of society.

Although women have a lot of problems with male domination and oppression, it is up to the individual to remain in an oppressive relationship and allow a man to sit on their head and navigate a direction about their life and how they should conduct it.

I urge today’s youth, with the focus on the girl-child, to wake up and make the right choices in life. Choices that are going to make them better people - not become criminals and drug addicts, etc…

Umzimba wakho uyiTempeli likaNkulunkulu. Uthi: “Ndinguye endinguye” izolo, namuhla nangomso, Andishintshi.” Uma wena uthi isidala leso, uyazikhohlisa, ayikho ichapter ebhayibheleni yama-60s kuphinde kubekhona eyama-2000. Buyani eweni, siyanikhuza! Ikusasa lakho, lisezandleni zakho! and I would like to request our government to prioritise the financing of education for our youth because “a country that puts its youth first is a country that will be successful at all times”.

It is the only tool that will free the girl-child from slavery and dependency. “Give the girl-child a rod to fish and not a fish”.

A lot of children drop out of school after Grade 12 because of financial constraints and end up being involved in bad things. The government must intervene, otherwise our country is going down to its knees and will become like Burundi, and we don’t want that to happen.

Parents must do their parenting role and not hide behind government, misinterpret human rights and spread distorted information.

There is nothing wrong with human rights, the problem is the implementation thereof. Wena uwasebenzisa kanjani la malungelo?

As parents, we are the first and the last government for our children. Remember … Umuthi ugotshwa usemncane. Khulumani makhosikazi, yinyanga yethu le, vezani imibono yenu, angeke basishaye.

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