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[Video] Nompendulo Mkhatshwa maiden parliamentary speech: ANC MP #SONAdebate

Former Wits SRC president and now ANC MP Nompendulo Mkhatshwa’s maiden parliamentary speech during the state of the nation address debate on Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Mkhatshwa said their generation, the #FeesMustFall, reminded society that a nation could not be built while others are left behind academically and economically.

“Our women are not safe. Queer bodies are not safe. The night and the day scare us… Is there any space for us in society?

The scourge of patriarchy will not go away by simply appointing women in leadership roles, because having a seat at the table doesn’t mean you are on the menu

Talented young South Africans such as Kanya Cekeshe are behind bars. Comrade President, the unconditional release of Kanya and all others must be prioritised by your administration. We call for your presidential pardon”

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