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Zille aims to eradicate proverty

DA's Helen Zille vows to help women face major challenges in South Africa.

Helen Zille. Picture: Catherin Rice/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - DA leader Helen Zille says as the women in the country continue to face major challenges the party is now working towards eradicating poverty in one generation.

Zille addressed women in Wattville east of Johannesburg yesterday commemorating the 20, 000 women who marched to the union buildings 57 years ago.

Zille said beating poverty in one generation will ensure a prosperous future for all.

"It is possible. Through working with every person to change the life chances of every child."

Zille said women should take advantage of all opportunities presented to them. She also said she is proud to have been given the name 'Helen', as Helen Suzman was one of the women who worked tirelessly for equal rights.

Zille says women in the country are still fighting for equality.

Addressing women in Wattville, east of Johannesburg on Women's Day she urged them to take advantage of the opportunities given to them.

Women's Day commemorates the 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings 57 years ago against apartheid pass laws.

Zille also took the opportunity to campaign for next year's elections and to gain more supporters in the Gauteng Province.

"Opportunities are never-ending and the more women use their opportunities the more they create opportunities for others."