- A colleague accused Momba MP Condester Sichwale of wearing tight trousers in parliament
- Nyang'wale MP Hussein Amar ignited the protest, noting that she was betraying her role as a role model
- The speaker asked the female MP to leave and return after changing her outfit
A Tanzanian MP was thrown out of parliament for wearing what some considered to be figure-hugging clothes.
Momba MP Condester Sichwale was kicked out by Speaker Job Ndugai on Tuesday, June 1, after a complaint voiced by another MP over her dressing.
Nyang'wale MP Hussein Amar, who is from the same party as Sichwale, spoke against her dressing just after a session of questions and answers, according to Global Publishers.
In a video shared extensively on social media, Amar could be heard speaking against his colleague, noting the parliament was a mirror of society; hence they needed to be a good example.
"Parliament is a mirror of society and Tanzania, and some of our sisters are wearing strange clothes and are legislators. What are they showing to the society?" Amar said amid cheers from the rest.
Speaker Ndugai asked that he names who he was referring to, and he did this by giving directions and the colour of her outfit, at no time mentioning her name.
Ndugai politely asked the female MP to leave and dress properly to be allowed back in parliament.
This shows how the fight for women rights is still far from successful, with many countries still stringent on how women dress in public.
Recently, a Nigerian evangelist, Victor Edet has made some claims about women in the entertainment industry. The evangelist claimed that 85 per cent of women in the industry are turned to prostitution.
The evangelist, who made the claims on Facebook, also warned parents not to encourage their daughters to go into the music or movie industry.
According to him, to do this as a parent means the person is encouraging his or her daughter to go into prostitution.
In his Facebook post, Edet backed up his claims by saying that male actors who have played over fifty roles in movies do not have money to buy a bicycle, but a female actor will do just ten movies and build houses.
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