“I PREFER TRAINING RATHER THAN CELEBRATING WOMEN,” – ZANELE MBOKAZI
By: Sanelisiwe Ndlangamandla
Socialite and businesswoman, Zanele Mbokazi-Nkambule, from Word of Hope Ministries gathered women at her church this women’s day to train and educate them.
Mbokazi does not believe in celebrating women but says training them is the better option.
“I prefer training women because that changes their lives,” said Mbokazi. “We can’t keep attending fancy events that does not benefit us,” added the Bishop’s wife.
Mbokazi’s passion for empowering women has grown with time as she was also launching her third book which is inspired by women- titled ‘Maids and Madams’. She addresses
topics such as having a domestic worker in a home saying that most of the time they’re unfairly treated and disrespected, especially the older ones.
“We need to train our ‘Aunties’ to get with the program- teach them the new recipes, the new gadgets as technology becomes more advanced”, explained Mbokazi.
Female representatives from the Department of Labour and the Department of Health also came to educate women about health and their rights as employees and employers.
“Every domestic worker has a right to be registered by their employer”, said Nomfundo from the Department Of Labour.
The women also got to be trained up in cooking. Home Choice sponsored the event with kitchen sets that were used in the kitchen where the women were being trained. Lucky
women also went home with Home Choice’s fine products as there was a Q and A session afterwards.
“Women love beautiful things with quality and Home Choice has the best,” said Nonkululeko, A representative from Home Choice.
Women were also entertained by the likes of gospel singer: Fikile Mlomo, poetry and Bishop Nkambule graced the women with his presence but left early as this was a strictly women
The women seemed to be having a great time interacting with one another.
“I learned a lot as a young woman, the fact that this event was of free entrance shows how passionate Mrs Nkambule is about ordinary women like me”, said Bongekile Maphumulo