Ayanda Ncwane speaks out: Widows get oppressed by customary laws

Ayanda Ncwane speaks out: Widows get oppressed by customary laws

Ayanda Ncwane isn't pleased with culture laws that expect certain behaviour from widows while the same isn't expected of men. She took to social media to speak out about this and didn't hold back.

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Late gospel star Sfiso Ncwane's widow, Ayanda, is not happy about the way that she feels culture and customary laws are oppressing women.

Ayanda has made it her mission to help other widows since she lost her husband, according to ZAlebs.

A little while ago, she expressed on social media just how she feels about the struggles that women face after their men pass away - she's not at all impressed.

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Part of Ayanda's post read:

"After 25 years of “freedom”, widowed women are still oppressed and unfairly treated by customary laws & some unbearable culture!!!
"Till this day many widowed women are still forced to wear INZILO (a black mourning attire) for 12 good months, BUT widowed men can completely carry on with their lives after the burial of his wife."

Ayanda does not feel that women should be forced to wear mourning attire. Instead, it should be something they do willingly.

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Ayanda previously used her Instagram account to remember her late husband, whose life was cut short after he suffered kidney failure at the age of 37.

She also opened up, Briefly.co.za reported, on how empty she was after his passing. She has since published a book to honour Sifiso.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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