Minister Navicha makes u-turn over  women sexy clothes remark

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Mary Navicha has eaten her own words and swallowed her pride when she made a dramatic u-turn over her remarks that women provoke the situation when they dress scantly when in outdoors.

Navicha: Changes tune

Navicha made the remark after some vendors molested and harassed a woman in Blantyre last week who dressed in miniskirt which exposed her thighs.

“We have freedom of dressing in the country therefore women should not be molested because of the way they have dressed,” said Navicha.

She said the countryside has strong anti-gender based violence laws in place which protects women from harassment.

But the woman, Vanessa Chilanga said Malawi is not a safe place for women.

“I am still traumatized. My children are still traumatized. Everyone is now talking about me. They are calling me all sorts of names like I am a prostitute, ” she said.

She said it was sad that the country does not respect and protect women.

Police southern region spokesperson Ramsy Mushani said the two suspects who were arrested in connection with the incident are on full remand awaiting trial.

He said they will appear before Court next week.

Mushani said investigations are still going on and more arrests will follow.

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Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

The Minister was not supposed to be apologetic. The molested lady says that she has kids and in the first place why do women want to dress in Miniskirts???? Why expose the nakedness? I dont think that there is any good reason a noble woman can put on a miniskirt regardless of the so called freedom of dressing. In Asian countries rape is alien simply because their code of dressing of a different standard.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

hule number one.navica tikuyanike?

geoffie
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geoffie

the heart of a Man is depraved when lead not or controlled by the spirit of God. and everything He or she can do seems to make sense in all evils the heart desires. Azimayi athu umunthu unawachokera they should do soul searching. and alape ndithu.

Alex mgeni
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Alex mgeni

Certain things are bad. Kumuvula mzimayi or kumuvula mzibambo for any other reason you can think of is bad. I remember ku chanco a male student was undressed by azimayi ogulisa kachaso. This was bad. Nothing was said. So it appears this only becomes an issue when it’s a female who has been undressed. Under such circumstances, it becomes very difficult to sympathise with women. What if one day as a man I get undressed by azimayi angongole?

Yoyo
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Yoyo

Stupid minister. Women are not owned by men. Our bodies are ours and we can do what we want with them. Men in Malawi, Africa and elsewhere should learn to control themselves.

APM Wanya
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APM Wanya

Silly woman. Condemning fellow women for their dressing while you’re busy whoring in DPP

Alex Banda
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Alex Banda

What you said at the beginning was right. It is only women with loose behaviour who dress provocatively. If it is true that in Malawi we have freedom of dressing would happen if a teacher went into classroom in that attire?

SUPER
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SUPER

Alex, nothing would happen because, humans used to walk naked before. Clothes are a modern invention.

Uziugwira
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Uziugwira

Thats very true
Komano anthu awa they need extra uphungu
That’s why now adays issues of raping even one year old baby increases
Because of men like this

Francisco Madinga
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Francisco Madinga

mmutu mwanu muli akangaude….mmaso mwanu ndithu!

Big Mbuzi
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Big Mbuzi

Just shut up your big ugly mouth and resign.

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Bora pamenepo a minister, freedom of dressing.Men should protect women at all costs. After that respect their rights and learn to have self control, start now . These are our mothers, nieces, wives, daughters, aunties and sisters.I will defend these people against harrassment,abuse and violence . What do you think real men of Malawi ngati mulipo?

Evance Charles
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Evance Charles

what u r talking is nonsese any woman dress short we ll continue harassing them

Maliseche
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Maliseche

Kodi awa ndi aja ankalira pa National TV???

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