A female Tanzanian Member of Parliament, Condester Sichwale was earlier yesterday, June 1 thrown out of parliament for wearing trousers.
Sichwale was kicked out by Speaker Job Ndugai on Tuesday, June 1, after a complaint voiced by another MP over her dressing.
She wore a yellow top with a black pair of trousers, which is said to be the center of the sack. A local portal said the attire flouted the internal values of the legislature.
Nyang’wale MP, Hussein Amar, who is from the same party as Sichwale, spoke against her dressing just after a session of questions and answers.
In a video circulating shared on social media, Amar could be heard speaking against his colleague, noting the parliament was a mirror of society; hence they needed to be a good example.
Amid cheers from other members, Amar said:
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.
When the Speaker asked that he names the person he was referring to, the PM pointed in the direction of her outfit but did not mention her name.
Ndugai politely asked the female MP to quietly leave and dress properly to be allowed back in parliament.
Sichwale was then escorted out of the legislative chamber with a number of seated lawmakers captured looking on as she was walked out.
In photos that later surfaced online, she returned to the chamber with a skirt on.
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