KZN ANC LEKOGTLA REPORT PROMOTES MORAL REGENERATION
By: Tankiso Moshoeshoe
The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal held a media briefing to unpack the outcomes of its successful Provincial Lekgotla at Musa Dladla Region, last week.
KZN Provincial Secretary Sihle Zikalala, reported that the ANC commended Chief Goodwill Zwelithini and the provincial government for promoting good behaviour and morals amongst
young maidens- in the ‘Umkhosi Womhlanga’ event, which took place last weekend.
In contrast of Zikalala’s report, a controversial issue of legalisation of condoms for children as young as 10 years old in schools was proposed by the government earlier this year.
The public fears that the legalisation of condoms for young children will promote what most South African communities are battling with.
Teenage pregnancy, sexual immorality and sexually transmitted diseases, are harmful to the future of the youth and future generations to come.
“Parenting is really hard, we always fear for our children not to misbehave and engage into sexual activities, but now it’s going to be even harder if the South African government
proceeds with the plan to legalise condoms for 10 year olds,” said Nomzamo Mbuthuma a mother of a 10-year-old girl.
Primary Healthcare worker, Zandile Kraai, said that as much as people feel that the government is promoting sexual immorality, this plan is the least that the government can do-
to at least decrease pregnancy and disease rates in the country.
“We have been visiting different schools and educating students, as community nurses, about abstinence and how to protect and prevent diseases and pregnancies, but we still see a lot of
school kids in the waiting lines for pregnancy check-ups,” continued Kraai.
The ANC government calls on the society to continue imparting morality on the youth at all times.