There was mild drama on Tuesday in the Tanzanian Parliament as a female MP, Condester Sichwale, was ejected by the Speaker of the House for wearing ‘figure-hugging clothes.’
Job Ndugai kicked Sichwale out on Tuesday after a complaint voiced by another Member of Parliament over her mode of dressing.
According to reports, the speaker ordered that she leaves and only comes back after changing what they claimed were tight trousers.
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, Global Publishers reports.
In a video shared on social media, Amar could be heard speaking against his colleague, noting that the parliament was a mirror of society; hence they needed to be a good example.
“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 said amid cheers from the rest.
When the Speaker asked that he names the person he was referring to, the MP 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.