ZAMBIA NATIONAL MEN’S NETWORK FOR GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT GIVES UPND MEMBER WILLIAM BANDA 48 HOURS ULTIMATUM TO APOLOGIZE OVER SEXIST REMARKS

Says Mr. Banda exhibited toxic masculinity that discourages women participation in politics…

Thursday 23 June 2022 (Smart Eagles)

The Zambia National Men’s Network for Gender and Development (ZNMNGD) would like to give a 48hours ultimatum to UPND member William Banda to apologise and retract the sexist remarks made against New Heritage Party President, Chishala Kateka.

In a statement, ZNMNGD Nationa Coordinator, Nelson Banda says it is such toxic masculinity that Mr. William Banda has exhibited that discourage women to participate effectively in politics and therefore must not be condoned in modern politics.

“As an organization that works with men and boys for the advancement of gender equality including the participation of women in leadership and fighting all forms of gender inequalities, we are appalled by the remarks Mr. William Banda issued against Mrs. Kateka following her lone protest against the high cost of living.

We believe that Mrs Kateka has a constitutional right to protest if she is aggrieved. We therefore demand that Mr. William Banda apologizes and retract his remarks within 48hours in which he insinuated that Mrs. Kateka is starved sexually.” Mr. Banda said

He added that the Network feels that Mr. William Banda’s remarks are at variance with the constitution, the SADC and AU gender protocols and the progressive pronouncements that President Hakainde Hichilema has been making on gender equality and promotion of women in decision making positions.

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