Joyce Banda condemns PP secretary general over abusive anti-Ansah remarks

President of the People’s Joyce Banda has publicly condemned her party secretary general Ibrahim Matola for insulting and abusive language against the embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah.

Joyce Banda: Remarks unacceptable

In a charged and emotional manner, Friday morning during a National Elections Consultative Forum meeting in Blantyre, Matola told Ansah to leave MEC with her bras and underwears.

He apologized later.

But former state president Banda described Matola’s action as scandalization, smear campaigns and abusive language being used against women aimed at breaking them when the same does not happen to their male counterparts.

“Last year, Hon Ben Phiri made such abusive remarks against Dr Shanil Muluzi that I strongly condemned. As far as I am concerned, women deserve to be respected.

“It is in this light that I condemn in the strongest terms what Hon Ibrahim Matola said about Justice Dr Jane Ansah when he was making his contribution at the NECOF meeting today in Blantyre,” said Banda.

She said there are many things Ansah could have done or said during this electoral process that the former president does not agree with, but the MEC chairperson does not deserve to be spoken to in that manner.

“I am told that Hon Matola has apologized but I am very sorry about this apparent abuse of a fellow woman and regardless of who has made the remarks, I condem them in the strongest manner,” said Banda.

The attack on Ansah comes at a time when she is under intense pressure for her and the other commissioners to resign following the messed up May 21, 2019 presidential election.

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Nsikidzi
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Nsikidzi

I give a fuck about what Matola said. He wasn’t lying. And on the other hand, I don’t give a fuck about JB’s apology.

Khanda
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Khanda

That is not enough, you need to fire him of his position in your party, you need to dissociate him with PP, that will send a strong message!

Mwado
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Mwado

Does she have a thong?

BigMan
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BigMan

Technically of course, she would have to leave with her undergarments.

Maliseche!
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Maliseche!

Right! She can’t leave them on the floor kikikikikkkiki

chataika
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chataika

Thank you JB tizitero pamene zinthu zayipa tidzudzule pamene zayenda bwino tiyamikire. Thumbs up! Jane Ansah si MEC and each one of us agree that all the commissioners irrespective of their parties they represnent have refused to resign and this should tell us something. Later alone leave Jane alone bcoz she is not a party representative she is from Judicial counsil and is a civil servant pending her retirement. Ndiye ma comments enawa chonde lets be careful

Mtonga Mwana
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Mtonga Mwana

Unless I missed it. I am told Ibrahim said, “Leave MEC with her bras and underwears” He did not say Madam Ansah leave MEC with your bras and underwears. Mwa njira ina Matola amati, “Muyisiye MEC ndi zankati zake zonse zili bwinobwino” I stand to be corrected and believe he was quoted out of context.

Akuzike
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Akuzike

Thus the way to go Dr Joyce Banda. We must always learn to mind the way we talk especially when we are emotionally charged.

The words said were tantamount to insulting the modesty of a woman.

Mwini muzi.
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Mwini muzi.

The remarks made by Matola were uncalled for even if we differ in our ideologies, respect is important. What he said is abusive tantamount to sexual harassment on the part of Justice Ansah.I think besides his apologies, a legal action should be taken against him unless he perhaps personally apologise to her in the presence of Joyce Banda. People need to control their emotions but from the look of things, Matola has a low EQ not fit for a leader befitting his position at PP .

Good Adviser
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The only good way to go on this issue is either Matola should resign or must be fired immediately. We don’t want such people to confuse our alliance. Let us not open a can of worms that can give chance to our opposition to start talking about us.

Lego
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She deserve it because of her stubborness.

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