MBABANE:Sibongile Mazibuko, the President of the Ngwane National Liberation Congress (NNLC) said government should not decide who should receive the donated COVID-19 food, she called upon all women particularly in the rural areas to visit distribution centers and receive food.
Speaking to this Swaziland News on Monday morning, the former President of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers(SNAT) who gained popularity during the Waya-Waya strike said women were the most affected during the COVID-19 crisis adding that the life of every human being revolves around them.
She said, as a result, no government official or politician should discriminate the people when distributing the food.
“As we know that most men including those working in South Africa are now stranded in their homes, some are looking up to us as women to try and organize something to eat, they are now more like our children. Men are not strong enough to stand difficult times, they quickly suffer from stress, even in funerals the main players are women. We are expected to feed a human being in our womb until the time of birth and further be next to that person’s coffin upon death. Therefore, any social crisis affects women more than men so we don’t expect government to discriminate anyone, women must visit the food distribution centers in their numbers” said the NNLC President.
Mazibuko consistently maintained that the country was capable of feeding the Nation as millions have been donated.
“Even our institution as the elderly, the Pension Fund donated to fight the COVID-19 crisis hence we expect people to receive the food” she said.
Women in eSwatini after receiving food from WFP(picture: AP)