Teen pregnancy | Health MEC under fire for remarks

2022-01-14 07:56:00 AM

Teen pregnancy | Health MEC under fire for remarks

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Teen pregnancy | Health MEC under fire for remarks

There's growing outrage on social media over a clip that went viral, of Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba telling school girls to 'open your books and close your legs” and encouraging pupils to chant the slogan along with her. Ramathuba spoke with eNCA's Shahan Ramkissoon about her remarks.

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When l was a teenager my mother told me the same thing and it worked The truth must be spoken. Well done, Minister. Tell its as is.. be direct & brutal about this.. open your books close your legs!!they will thank you later!!! We're becoming a nanny state. How is advising children to 'open books and close their thighs' an insult🤔

Why not say. The equation department will support all girls to lay charges against any person who attempts to abuse any underage student. That includes teachers. She was right, i personally don't see a case here, government has been crying for parents to intervene in this teenage pregnancy saga, so she acted both as a minister and a parent. Why we South Africans always want to make a fuss even when is not necessary.

Why. She spoke the truth mos. If they listen to her then there won't be so many pregnancies 😂😂😂 Sound advice. Ziyafeba ezizinto I don see anything wrong to what she jas said the status of teenage pregnancy is too high and think any parent can condone that straight talk hurts why must she put flowers on that whereas they already know the consequences BIG UPS MEC Ngoho ndi ngoho ia vhavha.

‘Open your books and close your legs’- Limpopo health MEC slammed over back to school message“Some young people have contracted HIV/Aids because they are with older people, they want blessers. The smartphone and Brazilian hair they bought you doesn't come for free, it comes with a disease. We should ban these Brazilian hair extensions in our schools,” said MEC Phophi Ramathuba. My 6 year old started school on an empty stomach yesterday. She came back and there was till no food💔😭. I'm struggling to find employment and in my struggle my family is suffering. Please assist us with mealie meal🙏🏻. We'll eat it with sugar water🙇‍♂️ How do you insult children like this? brutal truth..tell them

When are you going to report how these cell phone operations rip off the public like Cell C as a good example 😂😂😂🤟🖖 Absolutely correct MEC. These days sex is more important than finishing school without a baby. Also tell the boys to keep their zips close. Bring back the rule that if you fall pregnant you and the boy are expelled. Finished.

Rapists will also tell you the sex came because of how the teenagers were dress. Check their dress code! 😱 I saw this coming to the Minister since the Covid-19 she was too much 🤔 Straight talk...danko Dr What she said was right. But more motivation is key. These children see everything thats going on with the rate of destruction this country is being governing clearly they have lost HOPE AND FIGHT TO BE OUR NEXT GENERATION.

TeenPregnancy: Nothing new here: Society persists in blaming women & girls for society's problems, especially those relating to sex; but perhaps someone should remind this ignorant ANCLeader, that there is NO such thing as ImmaculateConception & that it takes two to tango!! Close your legs 🦵 and open your books to make your future better, what is wrong about that or if they close their leg 🦵 some of those who complain are not going to get it?

Fact is fact. Stop the breeding. So no accountability lies with the men? You just shame the girls but say nothing about the men...

‘Open your books and close your legs’ - Limpopo health MEC slammed over back to school message“Some young people have contracted HIV/Aids because they are with older people, they want blessers. The smartphone and Brazilian hair they bought you doesn't come for free, it comes with a disease. We should ban these Brazilian hair extensions in our schools,” said MEC Phophi Ramathuba. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 She has a valid point though No ethics from the Anc as usual. This seems to be more about peer pressure to be cool and sexy. Empowered girls can have positive perceptions of sex and prioritize their education. Teaching girls to embrace their bodies, feel comfortable talking about sex & KNOW that they can get what they want through education

Let her retract her statement while them girls falls pregnant left right & center all day everyday, that's what SA moes akere I believe she is spot on. Sometimes we need to do straight talk and stop sugar coating things. Diplomacy does not work all the time. She is concerned about teenage pregnancy . She is Right...

Parents of d children must open a case against d minister, n tell them when did he saw them opening the legs n close their books If close their legs d question who is opening their legs? Will this be acceptable if said by men. What is to close your legs if my ask I would like to be answered by men for a reason please

I stand by the MEC. Nothing good really comes out of opening those legs in a long run. Do you think all those waiters at your local restaurants wanted them as children...no. What is puzzling me is where are their parents at. Baphi oBaba balamantombazane Why Very valid comment. Some girls are very quick to have sex.....

Virtue signallers detected. I'm with the MEC here.

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Putting sugar on shit doesn't make it a brownie! No need to pamper kids who think they adult enough to make kids! 👀 this interruption of the most hardworking MEC in this country gotta stop pronto!🙅 Philadelphia hospital is collapsing,u busy onyaka attention. She's right Sugar coating won't get us anywhere.

This is manufactured outrage, she should have added 'blow minds, not guys' or also 'pull up your socks and your trousers', as well 'sex is for married couples (male and female) not children' unitedinourdiversity She's a medical doctor, first, and a senior anc and government official. Surely from those two only, she would know better on how this teenage pregnancy scourge comes about and where exactly the problem is. I really understand the outrage against her. What she did was crass.

Yeas close your legs and open your books ...she is right Unintelligent and frankly tone deaf remarks

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Thursday 13 January 2022 - 8:25pm There's growing outrage on social media over a clip that went viral, of Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba tell schoolgirls to quote,“ open your books and close your legs” and encouraged pupils to chant the slogan along with her.4 months ago “Some young people have contracted HIV/Aids because they are with older people, they want blessers.Reporter 13 January 2022 - 09:00 Limpopo health MEC Phophi Ramathuba has been criticised on social media after a video of her advising schoolgirls to"open their books and close their legs".1 day ago Schäfer said pupils at about 88% of primary schools in the province were attending school on a rotational basis because they could not comply with the one-metre requirement.

Ramathuba spoke with eNCA's Shahan Ramkissoon about her remarks. Courtesy of . We should ban these Brazilian hair extensions in our schools,” said Ramathuba.