Beating a wife is sign of love – GBM

A loving way of beating a wife is acceptable in my culture, says defence minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba.

During a Brothers for Life corporate breakfast meeting in Lusaka yesterday, Mwamba said gender-based Violence in a ‘mild’ way was acceptable where he came from.

The working business breakfast meeting had a specific objective of securing support from the private sector towards increasing men’s involvement in addressing HIV, reducing gender-based violence and irresponsible alcohol consumption through the ‘Brothers for Life’ campaign.

“Dr Banda during his presentation, I saw a clip where gender-based violence was quite prominent. And again he did mention in his presentation that certain cultures take gender-based violence as a way of showing love to your partner. Where I come from, where Bishop Banda comes from, I think that is part of the game.