NGOCC condemns GBM, says no beating if wife can be an expression of love

The Non Governmental Organization Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has condemned in the strongest terms the statement attributed to Defense Minister Geoffrey Mwamba in today’s edition of POST newspaper suggesting that when a man beats his wife it’s a sign of love.
Speaking to Qfm news in an interview this today, NGOCC acting Executive Director Bridget kalaba said that her organization was saddened to see that a person of high ranking position in government such as the Defense Minster can make negative statements that degrade all women in the country.
Ms.Kalaba noted that the statement by the defense minister is also an indication that he has no regard for the women.
Ms. Kalaba said that women must be respected regardless of their status in society.
She further noted that the law on gender based violence should not be overlooked by all peace loving Zambians.
Yesterday, the Defence Minister was quoted as saying a loving way of beating a wife is acceptable in his culture.