Former Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Dr. Brigalia Bam has encouraged the Methodist Church of Southern Africa to continue to appoint women into positions of leadership.
This she says is a good thing to witness, because in the olden days it was never a possibility for women to be leaders, not only at church, but also in the society at large.
Bam is among the guests attending the second annual Dr. Stanley Mogoba lecture underway in Pretoria on Saturday.
Organised by the Methodist of Southern Africa, the lecture is being delivered by Dr. Mvume Dandala.
Mogoba, who was instrumental in the fight against Apartheid, is 88-years-old and is also attending the event.
Bam, who’s also 88-years-old says she’s delighted that freedom fighters are honoured while they are still alive.
She says, “I like what you’re doing. I like how you honour people while they are still alive, rather than waiting for when they have passed on and that becomes a time of honouring them. I also agreed to come because I love what this church has done during my own lifetime, that is to appoint women into positions of leadership. Thank you very much…during my own lifetime and I’m going to be excited about the fact we have a leadership that is black.”
In the video below, Bam is one of the speakers that spoke at the lecture: