Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan shocks women in her country after declaring that she still kneels before her husband Hafidh Ameir.
She said when she was still Vice President to the late John Pombe Magufuli, adding that kneeling before her husband to show submission and honour would not make her inferior to him but was rather a sign of love and affection.
However, Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan said at an earlier gender function that notwithstanding the powerful position she holds, Hafidh Ameir remains her husband and head of the family.
Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan urge
“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,” the 61-year-old President said in the old undated video.
The Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan encouraged her fellow women to stop battling with their husbands over supremacy to create a peaceful home friendly for the proper upbringing of their children.
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
“Don’t leave this tradition so we can strengthen the bond of our families and bring up our children through good manners.”
Samia became President of Tanzania following the passing of her late President John Pombe Magufuli on Wednesday, March 17.
She was vice president since 2015 with Magufuli the President. News says she led a private life regardless of her high-profile status, and little is known about her husband, Ameir.
The soft-spoken politician was born in January 1960 in Zanzibar and got married to Hafidh Ameir, an agricultural academic in 1978.
The couple has four children but Ameir has lived a low-profile life all these years and was rarely been seen in public with his wife.