South Africans will celebrate Mothers' Day by showing their love and appreciation for the special role their mothers have played in their lives.
Mothers' Day is observed on Sunday, 8th May,
702/Cape Talk's #FridayStandIn, Melanie Verwoerd, gave listeners an opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions.
Listen to the conversations below:
It's 15 years since I lost my mom at the age of 8. I promise you, I think about her everyday. There's moments I wish I had her with me. Cherish those moments and tell her you love her.— Reshma, caller in Midrand
She's absolutely the Florence Nightingale to all the elderly in that complex. Nothing is ever too much, she always has a shoulder to cry on. An exceptional mother. I must say, Kieno [Kammies], you're very blessed to have a mom like that.— Mark, caller in Kuils Rivier
This country cannot continue to allow and accept the rape culture that is pervasive... In Sesotho we say 'Mme o tshwara thipa ka bohale.'— Brenda, caller in Joburg
I've got the most amazing mom in the world, and I think we all think that. I was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. My mom is 76 and she nursed me like a baby.— Sonja, caller Alberton