MP Kabwila defends ‘My pussy, my pride’ message as Malawi Police grant bail to ‘explicit’ placard hoister

Beatrice Mateyu who was arrested by Malawi Police  during a solidarity demonstration  by concerned citizens against gender based violence GBV) in Lilongwe for carrying a placard deemed obscene.

Beatrice Mateyu hoisting the ‘explicit’ placard

Demonstrators were carrying placards with various messages but the one which attracted divergent comments on social media was handwritten with explicit mention of women private parts in both Chichewa and English and Mateyu hoisted it.

The message  on the placard read: “Kubadwa nid nyini sitchimo. My pussy my pride.”

Police removed the offensive placard  after its picture  went viral on social media and allowed the demonstration to continue.

The demo which started from Area 18 roundabout through parliament and Capital Hill roundabout, to Lilongwe City Council offices was led by Chairperson for Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, Jessie Kabwila who defended Mateyu for her message in the placard.

“Why is the who march being reduced to this placard? I think media should not dance to patriarchy like this. There were many placards . Why talk about one?,” said Kabwila.

During  one of the stopovers of the march, Kabwila branded the GBV perpetrators as cowards who are scared of successful and independent women and thus shield their cowardice through physical violence.

Human rights campaigner Billy Mayaya condemned the arrest of Mayetu, saying it was “extremely inappropriate and unfair.”

On  social media  commentators bashed organisers for the explicit language.

Mateyu was recorded a caution statement at Lingadzi Police Station. If found guilty, she is likely to face a one-year jail term.

 

 

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Nels
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Well in society there is norms rules and values that woman did not follow values and to be honest sex is not a crime in Malawi but have ever seen someone does it in public ? The answer is no why we have norms so that person luck values the society have to sanction that person

Keen Observer
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Very sad where is the land of my birth going? On human body there are a lot of parts BUT few are called private parts. Why? A normal human being with all the senses must have reasoning powers to distinguish bad from good, that’s a human being so why the so called leaders encourage such things instead of reprimand that. Shame.

Mkhatheya khatheya
Guest

Kabwiraditu angakome kubwira. Nyemba si extra large imeneyo? Kikiki

dinky
Guest

ubwino wake tamva kuti womwe ananyamula placard yotukwanayi ndi mkulu bungwe yama prostistute ndiye anatchula katigoly wake komanso chinthuchho dzina lake ndilimenelo sanalakwitse komanso ife sitikanadziwa kuti azimayi aku marchaer ku lilongwe koma tadziwa chifukwa cha placard imeneyo chilungamo chimapweteka ku malawi kuno

kukumnono
Guest

her pussy her pride full stop!!!!!!!!!!! whats the big issue here yakhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kunsikwankhunda
Guest

A Malawi kuwudziwa ufulu kumene haa taonenereni za zii muyaluka kunja kuno mphamvu ya umbuli ndikusawukatu iyi

Vero
Guest

lets change our language to English. because we are black then our language is black as well and we arrest each other for our own language. You see white ladies moving with bare top and small shorts but nobody speak about them. when it is us the it’s against the law. why not arresting the person who gave names to our body parts and that is ADAM in the bible, go get him. Munthu okuda ofunika kumusintha ubongo.

Mkuluy Zikaoneka
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Ndani angatsutse ndikamati Jessie amabwira fodya wa chamba. Siizi, azivula okha azimai. Mai Malawi!!

what the f.....?
Guest

She is simply expressing herself.Palibe nkhani apa!!!

Munthu Wankulu
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Tihs lady is innocent and only expressing herself in vernacular. She is only trying to communicate! Advocacy at its best!

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