'If you are a loud mouthed woman like me you are often seen as uncultured'

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says much of her strong and outspoken character is due to her upbringing.

The MEC who has served in local government for nearly 15 years sat down with Azania for this week's Friday Profile.

Having grown up poor and often been bullied by her 'better off' peers, Nkosi-Malobane said she soon learned to stand up for herself and those who are vulnerable.

I was not this glamorous girl because I did not have nice clothes, so I would always be picked on by other children. So I actually learned to survive and fight against bullies. I hate bullies because these are the people that will contribute negatively to other people's lives.

Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, Gauteng Community Safety MEC

Society has become such bullies, in a way that if you are a woman like me, loud mouth, probably, you are seen as this bad woman and uncultured. Particularly men, I don't want any man that believes he owns women.

Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, Gauteng Community Safety MEC

I want to be independent, I want to be equal to other people, but I also want to respect others. It is very easy for me to say I am sorry.

Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, Gauteng Community Safety MEC

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation...


This article first appeared on 702 : 'If you are a loud mouthed woman like me you are often seen as uncultured'


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