Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu has come under serious criticism for her ‘humiliating’ remarks about the country’s women footballers describing them as having “flat chests” and being unattractive for marriage.
The first East African female President was speaking at an event with Tanzania’s under 23 male team. Her unfortunate remarks have derided many online users.
“For those who have flat chests, you might think they are men and not women. And if you look at their faces you might wonder… because if you want to marry, you want someone who is attractive, a lady who has the qualities that you want.”
“Today they are making us proud as a nation when they bring trophies to the country but if you look at their lives in the future, when the legs are tired from playing, when they don’t have the health to play, what life will they be living?”
“The life of marriage is like a dream to them. Because even if one of you here takes them home as your wife, your mother will ask if they are a woman or a fellow man.” she said.