As women celebrate International Women’s Day, a statue depicting a woman at Chipata City Council has come under attack.
Former Msandile Ward Councillor Hanille Jere says that the statue which depicts a woman with a baby on her back working in a field with a hoe represents oppression of the woman in its worst form.
Speaking to Breeze News, Ms Jere says that all women should demand that the Chipata City Council statue be removed to put an end to such cruel mentality and oppressive arts and hidden agendas.
And when contacted for a comment, Chipata Mayor, Sinoya Mwale says that Ms. Jere should engage the council on the matter.
Mr. Mwale says that the local authority is now open to suggestions that should push the development of the city forward.
Meanwhile Ms Jere says that women should realise they have a place in modern history not only to sexually liberate themselves but to see and understand that justice withheld from one person is justice removed from the whole society.
She says that failure to understanding this will only lead to deeper oppressive acts against women in a society that will fail to fully liberate the girl child in its fight for equal justice.
Ms. Jere says that International Women’s Day is not just a day to eat or dress well but a day to reflect and realistically add value to society.