Women’s Day 2020
I stumble across a news article, Tribute to a special woman written by Brian Sokutu, and it is so fitting for this Women’s Day.
“When someone you have lived with for 30 years takes her last gasp and leaves these shores, you are left empty, emotionally scarred – all because you have lost part of you.
You realise you have lost a wife, mother and a lifelong coach – who could easily tell you messed up, but equally give you a hug when you excelled.
The Sokutu matriarch would also remind our sons that, to her, they remained her boys but were expected to wash dishes, do washing, cook and clean the floors because there was no household work based on gender.
She lived a life I will forever be thankful for, having a huge influence and having left a mark not to be erased.”
Let us remember and celebrate the strength, beauty and love of all women in our lives.
Umntu ngu muntu ngabantu (you are a person because of other people).
Happy Women’s Day