The EFF has a new face in Parliament who speaks for the women of SA

The EFF has a new face in Parliament who speaks for the women of SA

- The EFF has revealed a new a passionate member within their ranks who aims to change how women are seen in SA

- Delisile Ngwenya challenged Ramaphosa over his SONA speech saying that it did not do enough to help the women and children

- She is determined to give women and children a real voice in Parliament

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The EFF has been characterised as a party who makes a lot of noise in Parliament, with Julius Malema‚ Floyd Shivambu and Mbuyisen Ndlozi displaying a rowdy lack of decorum in the house.

This year that is going to change. The EFF has introduced South Africa to Delisile Ngwenya, a scarcely known National Council of Provinces member.

Briefly.co.za learned that much of Parliament appears to be enamoured by Cyril Ramaphosa but Ngwenya did not hesitate to tell it like it is according to timeslive.co.za.

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She pointed out the Ramaphosa's speech was glaringly absent of measures that would assist women and children.

“But sadly‚ the president he never spoke about the gross economic inequality between men and women in this country. He never spoke about the deep-rooted patriarchy which breeds toxic notions of masculinity leading to unmitigated violence against women in this country‚” said Ngwenya.

She insists that she speaks for the widows and orphans of Marikana whose husbands died trying to negotiate a living wage.

Ngwenya did, however, acknowledge that Ramaphosa had committed to compensating the families who were affected by the massacre.

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The EFF member says that she has always been on the frontlines championing the rights of women and children. She worked for many years in the HR departments of companies like Hollard and Liberty Life.

She saw the inequalities that plagued the workplace and how wide the gap was between men and women. She was moved to action and started a small soup kitchen in cooperation with her church.

The new MP is fierce and determined and adds a new dynamic to the EFF.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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