A video has surfaced online showing new Tanzanian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, being quoted as saying that she still kneels before her husband as an act of submission.
Hassan was sworn-in last week as the first female president in Tanzania’s history, following the sudden death of ex-president, John Mugufuli.
The footage was sighted on the Twitter handle of one user, Godfrey Njihia.
She is seen addressing some people when she was still the vice president.
Hassan, who spoke in the country’s local dialect, was quoted as saying that as part of their roles in the family, women are supposed to submit to their husbands, while the men shower love on them in return.
“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,” she was quoted to have said.
You got to love President Suluhu ☺️
she is a woman of valor … bravely and faithfully giving hope to the world with insistence and respect to the family institution,she says submission ain't a sign of inferiority but " huba na Mapenzi"#AkissForSuluhu pic.twitter.com/YYHk9WiB4q
— Godfrey Njihia (@Goddieh_njihia) March 23, 2021