Friday, June 14, 2024

Lusaka Mayor Chitangala Condemns Sexist Insult Directed at Kitwe Mayor, Calls for Support of Women in Politics

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Lusaka Mayor Chilando Chitangala has issued a strong statement in defense of Kitwe Mayor Mpasa Mwaya after the latter faced a sexist insult from a UPND cadre. The comment, suggesting that Mayor Mwaya should find a husband to improve her behavior, has been widely criticized as inappropriate and offensive.

Mayor Chitangala expressed her dismay at the comment, highlighting the lack of relevance between marital status and the ability to deliver on developmental goals. She called out the author of the comment for their ignorance, overzealousness, and immaturity, especially in the context of politics. The Lusaka Mayor expressed concern about such behavior from high-ranking leaders in the province, emphasizing the need to dismantle patriarchy in society.

In her statement, Mayor Chitangala questioned whether those who made such insulting remarks would accept similar treatment toward their own daughters and sisters in the future. She urged all well-meaning Zambians to focus their energy on developmental issues rather than engaging in pettiness.

The Lusaka Mayor extended her advice to the author and encouraged fellow women to rise above intimidation and contribute fully to improving the lives of people in their communities. She stressed the importance of supporting and respecting women in politics and decision-making positions, and called on women to resist being deterred by the behavior of ill-mannered individuals.

Mayor Chitangala expressed disappointment in the current state of women’s movements, stating that they should not be partisan. She urged women’s movements to rise and speak against such behavior, emphasizing the declining numbers of women in politics and decision-making positions. She highlighted the significance of having a female president in Zambia and questioned the reaction of those who insult and belittle women if that were to become a reality.

In conclusion, Mayor Chitangala reaffirmed her solidarity with women in Zambia and encouraged the entire nation to stand together in support of women’s rights and empowerment. She called for unity in working towards a society where women are given the space, respect, and opportunities they rightfully deserve.

10 COMMENTS

  1. The membership of a party is a reflection of its leadership. This is a very accurate saying because if you examine hh you will realise that he is an arrogant condensating disrespectful preeek. His supporters are doing this with hh full blessing.

    • Look at those women, all just sad. You Zambian women, first learn to love yourselves. Be happy and loose weight, in that way you will love your bodies and believe me no iidiiotts like that UPND minister will abuse.

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    • Nostra if you are tiny in between your legs, don’t use that as a basis to call for our women to become stick thin. We strong big men can handle them. Stick to what you can manage. Tuba Chinese

    • They arent fat. Its just those robes they are wearing making them look big. Why do they wear those uniforms?

  2. The membership of a party is a reflection of its leadership. This is a very accurate saying because if you examine hh you will realise that he is an arrogant condensating disrespectful mbow low. His supporters are doing this with hh full blessing.

  3. The membership of a party is a reflection of its leadership. This is a very accurate saying because if you examine hh you will realise that he is an arrogant condensating disrespectful pussey. His supporters are doing this with hh full blessing.

  4. It’s only in politics where rotten heads gather. Those that wanted to the abominable against Nawakwi when they were officials in the MMD today hold senior positions in some political party. Mpasa is well brought up. She’s well mannered and only sick minds would direct such insults at her.

  5. MADAM CHITANGALA YOU ARE VERY RIGHT AND HONESTLY , YOU’RE AMONG THE WISE FEMALE LEADERS. BUT THE PROBLEM WE HAVE WITH SOME WOMEN IN POLITICAL ARENA IS THAT THEY THEY DON’T CONTROL THEIR TONGUE-TWISTERSS , TOWARDS MEN, HENCE INSULTS FROM SOME MEN AS A RESPONSE IN ANGER . IN THIS REGARD , WISE WOMEN LIKE YOU BA CHITANGALA SHOULD COUNSEL WOMEN LIKE KIWE MAYOR, NAWAKWI , IMBOELA ETC, TO AVOID REPEATS OF INSULTS OF RESPONSES

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  6. HH at every opportunity has been boasting that he’s ended caderism. Yes he’s achieved by replacing PF cadres with Upnd ones. He’s yet to acknowledge the misconduct by his members let alone condemn it.
    Even this one he will not condemn. All he talks about is how he ” suffered”.
    The Upnd must accept and respect opposition officials running districts. Otherwise they should just stop visiting these towns.

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