Women play important role - Malema

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".

Dennis van Aarde 2014-08-09 07:17:49 PM
Malema looking for votes
Izack Madisa 2014-08-09 07:25:17 PM
when u give him a space he used it fruitful .
rorypreddy 2014-08-09 07:31:47 PM
This from the idiot who mocked a rape victim!
Patrick Mashaba 2014-08-09 07:32:48 PM
Women are the pillars of every nation , they deserve respect to everyone including our leaders . Women deserve senior positions to work places because are human being too . We are better people today due to these women . No man can carry a baby for 9 months , so we must salute these women .
Kholo Warren Jesus 2014-08-09 07:33:29 PM
"protect women and give them positions,because women are also natural born leaders". The latter is rather ridiculous suggesting that all men including himself are natural leaders.for the first time i agree with him on the former.
Sipho Ndaba 2014-08-09 07:33:41 PM
Malema finally speaks sense.
Akhenaten 2014-08-09 07:37:02 PM
A slap on your right ear followed by a slap on your left ear will be a revolution in your brain.
Mathew William Tshabangu 2014-08-09 07:48:03 PM
Malema. Looo I Yooo my President my President just singing
Bento Maepa 2014-08-09 08:03:49 PM
What do you know - the SABC reporting on Malema. The end of the world is really nigh.
George Gibbs 2014-08-09 08:20:19 PM
Can we all please google "malema defending Zuma during his tape trail" and Malema's controversional statements he made about women...