‘Zimbabwean Women Are Buying Used Panties’-MP Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga

MP Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga says Zimbabwean women have been severely affected by economic hardships to an extent they are now buying second-hand underwear.

The Matabeleland South MP made the remarks on Thursday in the National Assembly while contributing to debate on a motion on people-centred developmental policies and measures on improving domestic production and foreign direct investment.

She said most female MPs were not even interested in engaging in the debate because of the humiliation they faced with regards the economic quagmire the country was facing.

Former Finance minister Tendai Biti outlawed the sale of second-hand underwear under Statutory Instrument 150 of 2011.

“I am told we are now even importing women’s underwear in this country,” he was quoted saying then. “How does that happen? If you are a husband and you see your wife buying underwear from the flea market, you would have failed.”

Buhera West MP Oliver Mandipaka (Zanu PF) claimed western-sponsored politics was responsible for the economic quagmire in the country.

Meanwhile, donor agency, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, is promoting the use of reusable pads in Nkayi district, Matabeleland North to help children and parents who cannot afford buying sanitary pads. Source: Southern Eye

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