Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Zuma’s remarks about women analysed


Andiswa Mkosi
28 August 2012

The Commission for Gender Equality has confirmed that it has received the Democratic Alliance’s complaint about alleged sexist statements made by President Jacob Zuma.

The President reportedly said in a television interview that it was not right to be single and that having kids was important to women because it gives them extra training to be a mother.

The DA says because the remarks are sexist they are unconstitutional.

Meanwhile, the South African Institute of Race Relations says they welcome Zuma’s recent statement calling for a national debate on families in South Africa.

The Institutes’ Lucy Holborn says the most recent statistics show that half of all South African children were under the hands of single mothers.

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