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EleZimbabwe Limanyana Lamazwe Womhlaba Ekunanzeni i-International Women's Day


Dr Sithembiso Nyoni

EleZimbabwe limanyane lamanye amazwe womhlaba ukunanza usuku oluqakathekisa imisebenzi yabesifazane, olwe International Women’s Day, uhulumende encoma abesifazane abakuhlangothi lwabaphila ngokuthengisa ngokuqinisela kwabo ngalesi sikhathi ilizwe libhekane lobunzima obulethwe lubhubhane lweCOVID-19.

Esethula umbiko wakhe emkhosini wokuphawula usuku lolu, emhlanganweni owenzelwe ebulenjini umphathintambo wendaba zabesifazane, uDr Sithembiso Nyoni uveze ukuba lonyaka lolusuku lunanzwa ilizwe lomhlaba wonke bebhekane lobunzima obulethwe lubhubhane lomkhuhlane we COVID-19.

“Besinzima lesi sikhathi kubomama ikakhulu abaphila ngokuthengisa lozulu wonke jikelele ngenxa yobunzima obulethwe lubhubhane lomkhuhlane we COVID-19. Sibone abantu bephelelwa zimali njalo bengaselalo ithemba. Lobu bunzima benze saqina njalo saqhubekela phambili kungelani lalokho esibhekane lakho.”

Umnumzana Abraham Mateta igqwetha elilodumo njalo ephatheke kumikhankaso yokulwela ilungelo labakhubazekileyo uthi abaphila lalesi simo bayabandlululwa.

“Uma abantu besifazane bekhuluma ngokutholakala kwamathuba owokuthi baphatheke kwezombusazwe, kabakhumbuli ukuthi labakhubazekileyo bayenelisa ukuthi babe yingxenye yabantu labo okumele baphatheke. Uzathola ukuthi nxa sikhangele isisekelo sombuso, esingathi isikhundla ezingamatshumi ayisithupha ezinikezwa abantu abesifazane, sithola ukuthi akula okhuluma ukuthi kumele abanye bakhona kube ngabantu abakhubazekileyo, abesifazana.”

Isikhulumeli senhlanganiso yeCrisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, umnumzana Marvelous Khumalo uthi kuqakathekile ukuba ikhitshwe imigoqo ekhona evimba abesifazane ukufinyelela izikhundla kunhlangothi ezitshiyeneyo zempilo.

“Siyabona ukuthi lapha kulezinto ezikhona ezinengi njenge Gender Bias lokungalingani kwabomama, okhu sekumise indaba leyi eye Women Empowerment. So thina sithi kuhulumende, kungcono yena azimisele kuWomen Empowerment njalo ikhuthaze iculture engela violence manxa sikhangelane labomama.”

Kunje uKhumalo uthi olwanyoka luza ngesikhathi kulezehlakalo ezimbalwa zokuhlukunyezwa kwabesifazane kwezombusazwe layilabo abakuzikhundla zaphezulu abahlukumeza omkabo.

“Kule Political Victimisation eyenzakalayo kuma Political Activists awesifazana, lokhu akulunganga ngoba siyabona ukuthi khathesi sikhulume ngendaba yabasekeli beMDC Aliance, uHonourable Joanna Mamombe, loCecilia Chimbiri lo Netsai, bebathathu sebehlukunyezwe kakhulu. Njalo siyabona ukuthi kulo owayengunkosikazi ka Vice President uChiwenga, umama uMary Mubaiwa, laye sebemhlukumezile kakhulu.”

Umhlangano wangoMvulo owenzelwe ebulenjini enkundleni yeZoom ubuphansi kwesihloko esithi #SDG5 Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 World ”

Lonyaka lolusuku emhlabeni jikelele, lunanzwa ngaphansi kwendikimba ethi “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 World”, kuthi eZimbabwe linanzwa phansi kwesithi “Women’ s rights to decisions making vital in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic”.

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