Female mayor in Afghanistan says she is waiting for Taliban to come and kill her
Zarifa Ghafari, Afghanistan’s youngest mayor and the first female mayor in the Maidan Wardak province, told iNews that she is waiting for the Taliban to come and kill her, as no help awaits her and her family.
The big picture: Ghafari became mayor of the city of Maidan Sharh in 2018 and has been a women's rights advocate for years.
What she's saying: "I'm sitting here waiting for them to come. There is no one to help me or my family," Ghafari told iNews on Sunday.
- "[T]hey will come for people like me and kill me. I can’t leave my family. And anyway, where would I go?”