You Touch a Woman, You Touch a Rock

By Nontando Hadebe 10-31-2008

"Wathinta abafazi, wathinta imbhokodo." (You touch a woman, you touch a rock.)

- South African proverb used during the struggle against apartheid in recognition of women's power and strength.

As the struggle for power-sharing in Zimbabwe continues, women are making their voices known. On Monday, Oct. 27, over 40 women activists in Zimbabwe were arrested after a peaceful demonstration. They were protesting against the delays in implementation of power-sharing agreement which has caused widespread suffering among Zimbabweans, with some literally dying of hunger. I was told of a story of an elderly woman who died after eating banana peels -

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