KWALUSENI: Kwaluseni Inkhundla women had their meeting under the scorching sun on Friday after the Inkhundla team refused them permission to use the Inkhundla premises.
Speaking to this news,Purine Bhembe one of the organisers of the meeting said the Inkhundla was locked and they were not allowed entry and ended up sitting in the sun.
"After notifying the Inkhundla team about 2 weeks ago that we ask permission to host our Human rights meeting we were still denied entry to the Inkhundla”,she said.
France Mazibuko the Bucopho of the area said when the women notified him two weeks ago about the meeting , he reported it to the Inkhundla and referred them to the relevant structures.
“I personally dont have power over the Inkhundla, my duties end at umphakatsi level ,I told them to call Indvuna or the inkhundla secretary ", he said.
Sibusiso 'Mabhanisi’ Dlamini, the Kwaluseni Member of Parliament (MP) said he wasn't aware of any meeting but said the women needed to report to the regional structures if they wanted to use the Inkhundla structures for meetings.
When reached for comments,
One billion Rising Africa Coordinator, Xolani Hlatjwako said that as One Billion Rising they called for a System of government that did not discriminate against women at all levels. This includes all structures that operate within government.
"The Inkhundla team should know that the constituency does not belong to them but it's for the public and every citizen has the right to use the structure", she said.