President Samia Suluhu of Tanzania has said she will remain submissive to her husband, Hafidh Ameir, despite her accomplishment.
In a video currently circulating online, the president said 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.
According to reports, Suluhu, who said this while she was Vice President to the late John Pombe Magufuli, said that despite the powerful position she occupies, Hafidh Ameir remains her husband and head of the family.
“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.
Don’t leave this tradition so we can strengthen the bond of our families and bring up our children through good manners,” she said.