Shun prostitution, says First Lady


WOMEN should shun prostitution and learn to use their hands to engage in meaningful projects to sustain themselves and their families, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa said yesterday at an interface meeting with single mothers in Seke.

Discouraging prostitution, the First Lady, who is also the country’s health ambassador, said it was important for them to work hard.

“I want to urge you all to be responsible and respect your bodies. Humhandara idambakamwe, naizvozvo chenjerai. I want to hear of girls who refuse to be defiled. Let us all use our hands to improve our lives and not peddle our flesh,” she said to a thunderous applause.

The visit by the First Lady to Seke was a follow-up to an interface meeting she held with chiefs’ wives who alerted her of the plight of such women.

“The wives of headmen and chiefs are symbols of our traditional way of life,” she said.

“They lead from the front in seeking solutions to people’s challenges and the door to my office is open to everyone.”

Addressing a wide range of issues raised by the women, the First Lady said no matter their situations, there was always a better way out.

Speaking in Shona, the First Lady implored those who fall pregnant not to resort to abortion, which will compromise their health.

Source: The Herald


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