Ruling PF Deputy Secretary Mumbi Phiri says she is constantly attacked by some male politician because their political survival depends on her.
Mrs Phiri said as a female politician, she has had to endure a lot of insults directed at her by her male politician who are threatened by her political prowess.
She said that she has been called a lot of names since she joined politics around 2006 but that she has grown a thick skin.
Mrs Phiri was speaking last night when she featured on ZNBC’s Sunday Interview television programme.
She said most women are scared of participating in politics due to the hostile nature of Zambia’s politics.
“You all remember that HH once told Edith Nawakwi that she belongs in the Kitchen, with that kind of male politicians, do you think a lot of women will enter the political field?”
She added, “I have been insulted right, left and centre because some people cannot survive without talking about Mumbi Phiri. They know I am a political threat.”
Mrs Phiri said she has managed to have a successful career in politics because she has a very supportive husband.
“Imagine as a husband, who is also a migrant worker, and you come back home and you read stories that your wife flew to Joburg to go and abort, how could that make a man feel?
“People write lies about me every day. They say that Mumbi insults men. They just portray me like that because it suits them,” she complained.