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Limpopo First Lady celebrates women with disability

By: Andzani Hlongwane.

Limpopo First Lady, Mme Maggie Mathabatha encouraged women with disability to act in solidarity for the advancement of their rights and privileges during a women’s day event held recently in Polokwane.

The event was made possible by Limpopo First Lady Charity Organisation in partnership with Office of the Status of the Disabled Persons (OSDP) and Gift of the givers, as a way of improving the lives of needy people especially rural women, children and people with disabilities.

Amongst the dignitaries who graced the event was Ms. Patricia Kgamane from Deaf Federation South Africa, Ms.Joyce Molomo from Disabled People South Africa, Julia Manasoe from Limpopo People with Disabilities in Busniess, Ms. Penelope Mulaudzi from Albinism South Africa and learners form Helen Franz

Mme Mathabatha addressed the Women with disabilities speaking from her heart and told them that they must never stop telling their good story, which says they are able in whatever discipline they may find themselves in.

She encouraged the women to come up with their ideas and proposals of business so the Provincial Government can fund them and that they must not hesitate in approaching her so that she can lobby for their support in their attempts as they strive to succeed.

Mme Mathabatha encouraged them to focus on things that will benefit their lives. She urged the Provincial Government to make available a front desk that will help cater for their needs with their different bodily challenges.

She praised the Office of the Premier for being the only Provincial Department in Limpopo to have a sign language Interpreter, are still having a challenge to have one.

Mme Mathabatha concluded the event by handing out food parcels and encouraged the Women with disabilities that they must create their own jobs and not rely on their Government for jobs.