In the second episode of the podcast series Behind the Politics: She fights her battles silently Eyewitness News reporter Mia Lindeque sits down with Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu, who shares details on her life and career, including how she sacrificed motherhood for the liberation struggle.
Zulu recalls her experience in the armed wing of the African National Congress - Umkhonto weSizwe - and how she had to leave her daughters back home in South Africa with her grandmother.
Lindeque shares the details of the interview.
The sad story for me is that she had to give up so much of her life to fight for the liberation.— Mia Lindeque, Reporter - EWN
She only met her children when they were already teenagers and she is spending the rest of her life just trying to repair that relationship. She feels that she would have wanted to be more in involved in their lives.— Mia Lindeque, Reporter - EWN
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You wake up in the middle of the night, there is nothing around you, just the bush, snakes, it is you and the darkness and the hyenas around you. South Africans, we sit here, nobody wants to hear that story. People think it was just 1994 then freedom came...that is where my pain lies.— Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Social Development
Click on the link below to hear the full interview with Minister Lindiwe Zulu....