According to reports, Samia spoke at a past gender function, saying that despite the powerful position she occupies, Hafidh Ameir remains her husband and head of the family..
Speaking in her native language, the president opined that as part of their roles in a family institution, women are supposed to submit to men as an act of love whilst men also shower their love on them.
Her words when translated reads:
“Don’t leave this tradition so we can strengthen the bond of our families and bring up our children through good manners.”
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”#AkissForSuluhupic.twitter.com/YYHk9WiB4q
— Godfrey Njihia (@Goddieh_njihia) March 23, 2021
Samia became President of the Eastern African country following the death of her principal, John Pombe Magufuli on Wednesday, March 17.
She had served as vice president since 2015.