Sioka Says Women Must Stop Cheating

RESPONDING to the scourge of gender-based violence gripping the country, the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Doreen Sioka, yesterday called on women “to stop being promiscuous”.

Sioka made these remarks at the handover of bursaries and study loans by the Social Security Commission’s Development Fund in Windhoek yesterday.

The minister said young women should refrain from accepting gifts from men if they know that they will not be in a relationship for long – if at all.

“Don’t receive his gifts if you know you are not going to stay long,” Sioka said, adding that women should stick to one person and avoid multiple partners.

“Stop cheating, avoid cheating. Do not have a boyfriend and a sugar daddy, just have one. Men are not like you, their machines are heavy,” the minister said.

Similarly, Sioka said men should not act as if they are gods, and should stop killing women. She also urged men to stop using excuses to abuse women.

“Don’t kill anyone who says ‘no’. You are not God to take anyone’s life because of a cellphone that you bought her. Please don’t kill. You are disappointing your parents,” she pleaded.

At the same event, Sioka called on Namibians to stop ridiculing higher powers. She said this, following a comparison, made in an SMS published in a local English daily, between the ruling party and God.

“Stop making a mockery of God. Stop mocking government and the Constitution of the country. We all need to change this situation one day,” she said.

Last Thursday, Namibia held a national prayer day against gender-based violence following 15 women who have been killed by their partners this year alone.

Source : The Namibian