Tanzania female MP sent out from parliament for wearing Trousers
A Tanzania Female Member of Parliament (MP), was thrown out of the parliament by the Speaker of the House for wearing trousers.
Condester Sichwale, arrived at the parliament on Tuesday, June 1, wearing a yellow peplum blouse and black trousers.
A male colleague, Hussein Amar, complained about how she was dressed.
Amar, who is from the same party as Sichwale, spoke against her dressing just after a session of questions and answers, according to Global Publishers.
“Parliament is a mirror of society and Tanzania, and some of our sisters are wearing strange clothes and are legislators. What are they showing to the society?” Amar complained in a video shared by Tanzanian journalist, Jay Maudaku.
The Speaker asked who he was referring to and Amar pointed in Sichwale’s direction.
Speaker, Ndugai then asked Sichwale to leave and change before she will be allowed back in parliament.
This shows how the fight for women rights is still far from successful, with many countries still stringent on how women dress in public.
Photos from the scene show other MPs turning to look at Sichwale as she was ushered out.
She later returned, wearing a navy blue skirt.