Women play important role - Malema

2014-08-09 19:11
EFF leader Julius Malema addresses supporters. (Twitter)

EFF leader Julius Malema addresses supporters. (Twitter)

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Johannesburg - Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said women played an important role and should be allowed to take part in revolutions, the SABC reported on Saturday.

"Any revolution not including women in its struggle will suffer immensely," Malema was quoted as saying at the EFF Women's Day celebrations held in Brandfort, Free State.

"Protect women and give them positions, because women are also natural born leaders."

On this day in 1956 around 20 000 women participated in a national march to protest against pass law legislation, which required non-white South Africans to carry a document on them to prove that they were allowed to enter "white areas".

Women of all races and ages from all corners of the country marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The march was organised by the Federation of South African Women (Fedsaw) and led by Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa, Sophie Williams and Lilian Ngoyi.

This year's festivities were held under the theme: "20 years of democracy: Moving women's agenda forward through socio-economic transformation".

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