"I'm sitting here waiting for them to come and kill me" Female mayor in Afghanistan says as she reveals she can't leave her family

"I'm sitting here waiting for them to come and kill me" Female mayor in Afghanistan says as she reveals she can't leave her family



One of Afghanistan's first female mayors has said that she is waiting for the Taliban to come and kill her as the Islamic militants took over the government.



Zarifa Ghafari, the mayor of Maidan Shar, told British newspaper inews: "I'm sitting here waiting for them to come. There is no one to help me or my family. I'm just sitting with them and my husband. And they will come for people like me and kill me. I can't leave my family. And anyway, where would I go?"



Ghafari, 27, is Afghanistan's youngest mayor and the first woman to hold the office in Maidan Shar in Wardak province.



The Taliban has frequently vowed to kill the articulate, politically influential female critic. Her father General Abdul Wasi Ghafari was gunned down on 15 November last year, just 20 days after the third attempt on her life failed.







The British newspaper reported that only three weeks ago, Ghafari said there was hope for her country.



She had said before the Taliban overthrew the government: Latest Post
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