- Samia Suluhu said that submitting before her husband is not inferiority but love
- Tanzania's first female president said this while she was vice president to her late boss John Pombe Magufuli
- How gender equality applies in marriage particularly for women continues to be a matter of debate among various societal groups
A video has surfaced on social media showing President Samia Suluhu of Tanzania saying that she has no problem submitting to her husband.
The footage was sighted on the Twitter handle of a user named @Goddieh_njihia who suggested that the first female president of Tanzania was lovable for her words.
According to her, as part of their roles in a family institution, women are supposed to submit to men as an act of love whilst men also shower their love on them.
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See the video below:
Her own words when translated reads:
"Some of you will say we are equal in all aspects of society, No! That's not the right position. Even as vice president, I will kneel before my husband. I don't kneel because I am inferior, it's because of love and affection"
Checks conducted by Legit.ng, however, revealed that Samia Suluhu said this while she was a vice president to her late boss and predecessor, John Pombe Magufuli.
The concept of gender equality and how it applies in marriage particularly for women continues to be a matter of debate among various societal groups.
In a related development, Legit.ng reported that a translator at the state funeral service of late Tanzanian president, John Pombe Magufuli, which took place on Monday, March 22, had a moment to remember.
Translator sends mourners into laughter at late Tanzanian president's funeral after misinterpreting speech
The light moment occurred during South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech at the Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma. His words were wrongly translated, leading to laughter from those who understood the difference.
At some point in his tribute to the late, Ramaphosa noted Magufuli was not a great traveller and did not like flying as much and preferred staying at home.
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