The UCDP Youth Reminisce over the late Mme Matladi- Women's Month
Day in and day out, one takes a moment of ease to look back unto what this phenomenal woman has done for us, the youth and the party, respectively.
Mme Matladi, being a fighter for women's rights to be recognised in South Africa and the Continent, broke the phenomenon of expecting women to be still be inferior to men as it was in the past. She stood up against leaders who underestimated women who aspired to be seniors in countries and workplaces. The late Hon. Matladi, went on to plead against instigators of wars in African countries because it affected women more than it did soldiers.
Sacrificing her time to rest and subjecting herself to create a legacy which we all enjoy and learn from was her number one priority. The trail left by this phenomenal woman is not an ordinary one, she succumbed her existence to servicing the Republic of South Africa and the African Continent whole heartedly. It is evident enough that through her hard work, the South African Parliament deemed it fit to elect her as a representative in the Pan African Parliament back in 2009, subsequently becoming President of the PAP Women's Caucus. Prior to this, she made a permanent mark on her tenure as an MPL in the North West Province- by being chosen as Chairperson of SCOPA. Having been in the South African Parliament for a short while, she had already made an impact and made her presence to be felt
Mme Matladi should be an inspiration to every woman, to every parliamentarian, to every citizen of South Africa, Africa and the entire globe. ''It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years that count''; her life was well lived!
She certainly STOOD UP AND SPOKE OUT, furthermore, she spoke the truth in a way any Christian and God fearing woman, man and youth should!
UCDP Youth League National Organizer