Parliament’s Caucus tells PP’s Matola to apologise to all Malawi women over derogatory remarks

Parliament’s powerful women committee has told People’s Party (PP) secretary general Ibrahim Matola to apologise to all women following his demeaning statement against Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah on Friday in Blantyre during an electoral meeting.

Matola: Condemned over offensive remarks

PP Secretary General used some words which many viewed as abusive during a National Elections Consultative Forum (Necof) meeting organised by the electoral body in Blantyre to update political stakeholders following the nullification of the May 21 2019 presidential elections.

Matola told Ansah to immediately leave the pollster and should take with her the bras and knickers.

Lonnie Chijere Chirwa, the chairperson of the Women Caucus of parliament says an apology which Matola made to Ansah immediately after uttering the insulting words is not enough.

“All women in the country have been offended by what Honourable Matola said. They are disturbed. He needs to apologise to all women,” she said.

Former president and leader of the PP Joyce Banda was the first to publicly condemn Matola for insulting and using abusive language against  Ansah.

Banda, who is a champion of global women, 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, Banda also strongly condemned senior Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) official and former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri after he uttered insulting remarks against former First Lady Patricia Shanil Muluzi, saying as far as she was concerned women need to be respected.

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

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

Ansah is facing more insults and swearing in social media platforms for her and other MEC commissioners refusal to step down at the pollster following findings by the Constitutional Court and parliament that the May 21 presidential election was grossly marred with irregularities.

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CRIMINAL MINDED
CRIMINAL MINDED
8 months ago

No need to apologize her and even she don’t deserve any respect she un dress her self with her own actions so big up Matora next time tell her 9,9 don’t give the domn

PHIRI
8 months ago

Dziko ndi choncho anakhala kuti walankhula izi NDI WA DPP BWENZI WAILESI ZONSE ILI NKHANI ACHINA ZODIAK IYI SINKHANI ACHINA CAPITAL ONOONA ZOIPA ZA BOMA BASI ACHITA TIMES PENANSO BOLA TIMES ZINA ZABOMA IMAKANBAKO OSATI CAPITAL NDI ZODIAK SHAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE BUT REMEMBER THAT OMVERA ENANSO A MAMAWAILESI WANDI A ZIPANI ZONSE OSAMAKONDERA MWAMNVA AJANE KAONGA KU CAPITAL KO

Joni
Joni
8 months ago
Reply to  PHIRI

Nanga zomwe akupanga Jane Ansah simukupanga condemn bwanji azimayi okondera inu!!!!!

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
8 months ago

So our Malawian women do not have Bras and knickers, they walk bare inside?

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
8 months ago

So our women do not have Bras and knickers? You are walking bare inside?

Citizen Number 1
Citizen Number 1
8 months ago

RECENTS, Thut’s Total rubbish!

KHUMBO
KHUMBO
8 months ago

Zopusa basi. If I were Matola, I wouldn’t do such a thing.

Mafulufute
Mafulufute
8 months ago

Women caucus, we hear you. However, Matola insulted the person we are all insulting day and night, drunk or sober, happy or sad. She simply is not a reflection of a woman you aspire to be. At least Matola apologised. Some of us would not.

KHUMBO
KHUMBO
8 months ago
Reply to  Mafulufute

77 likes for your comment Mafulufute.

Joni
Joni
8 months ago
Reply to  Mafulufute

Azimayiwa koma sakudzudzula mzawo Jane Ansah bwanji!!!!

Neno
Neno
8 months ago

WHY SHOULD HE A APOLOGISE?
BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM I THINK JANE
IS THE RIGHT PERSON TO APOLOGISE FOR WHAT
HE DID TO THE NATIONAL.

MATOLA DON’T A POLOGISE THIS WOMAN SHE IS WASTING OUR TAX MONEY FOR NOTHING WHILE OUR BELOVED BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE DRYING IN THE HOSPITALS BECAUSE OF NO DRUGS.

Chazia
Chazia
8 months ago

Matola is an example of so many stupid men in Malawi who think they know better than women.

KHUMBO
KHUMBO
8 months ago
Reply to  Chazia

Matola is an example of so many wise men who don’t tolerate shit from pussies like Ansah.

RECENTS
8 months ago

Jane Ansah for president.

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