Activator Zimkhitha Madonci’s super power is staying grounded

Name: Zimkhitha Madonci
Province:Eastern Cape, Cradock
Facebook: ZeeNomkhitha Qomakazi Madonci
Instagram: Zimkhitha

  • What is the essence of being a woman to you?

It has to be the ability to go through pain and still keep smiling with your head held high

  • What is your super power?

My ability to keep pushing and stay grounded by knowing the roots of my family tree.

  • What words would you use to describe yourself?

Go-getter and loving sister

  • Do you relate to Women’s Month? If yes, why is it significant to you? If no, why is it not significant to you?

Yes.. because I think woman at large deserve to be appreciated and told that they doing a great job even if its once a year. We need to be celebrated even though we do all we do with love.

  • They say behind every man is a strong woman, is this a statement you relate to?

Well I guess it will vary with situations because not all men have strong women behind them but they still doing a great job regardless and we see them.

  • How do you think society perceives women?

Society still thinks that women are fragile and they need to be looked after, not knowing that what women endure is alot.

  • How are you #CommittedToChange in your role as a woman?

By making sure that am a good role model to those who look up at me in a positive way and when they reach out to be the sister they long for, we all need that someone in our lives who is always there to listen to us every now and then so we can just be that person.

  • What do you think the role of women is in developing the country?

To make sure that we don’t lose focus and work just as hard to make sure that we also contribute to the development of the country in every way possible and stay grounded in our purpose.

  • In a world that favours men, how are you fulfilling your role as a woman?

I guess one can only do what God called them to do and also in some societies women are expected to do only things that women should do. But I also think that with time and also circumstances that we live under women should not limit themselves. We are stronger than we know and we should break the chains that limit us to the kitchen.

  • In your words, what would South Africa look like if it had a female president?

I really don’t think its about gender but rather about having the right person with great leadership skills and drive to lead our beautiful country. I still believe we made a big mistake letting Dr Mbeki go, we would have been having a different conversation now.

  • Given what you know now, what advice would you give to your younger self?

Keep dreaming and asking. As you’re still dreaming and working hard there is hope that one day your dreams will come true.

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