Minister for Women Bathabile Dlamini: 'Female journalists are siding with men'

Minister for Women Bathabile Dlamini: 'Female journalists are siding with men'

- Dlamini raised her opinion on SA media and said it is in favor of men

- The negative media around Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has been a big alarm bell for Dlamini

- She went on to say that media is controlled by white controversial males

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A destructive agenda against women was publicized and Bathabile Dlamini, Minister for Women, has placed the blame on the media for drive.

Dlamini commented that the media is feeding the egos of traditional men and is largely male controlled.

During her budget vote in Parliament on Thursday night, Dlamini criticised the media. Her criticism was focused on the female journalists, Eyewitness News reported.

Briefly.co.za gathered that, with the South African media been patriarchal, Dlamini says with this kind of practise its destroying women.

“If you shout and make noise like some of us, they will label you mad, mad, mad and say that you are a liar, liar, liar… because patriarchy fears strong women.”

According to Dlamini, after the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s, as in the past, we witnessed some journalists portraying destructive propaganda.

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“If you raise your honest views that challenge patriarchy in South Africa you are vilified, labelled or insulted.”

The concern Dlamini has, is that the media is not concerned about facts.

"They have sustained themselves through the word 'alleged'. They hang people on allegations to an extent that even the society starts taking the allegation as true. They repeat the storyline until you are persecuted and found guilty in the court of public opinion."

"I do not believe that this is the democracy that uMama Albertina Sisulu and uMama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela fought for."

Dlamini said with the majority of the media controlled by white conservative males, the female journalists are been influenced to side with them.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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