Ugandan MP apologise for ‘beat your wife’ remark
The controversial Ugandan lawmaker Onesmus Twinamasiko. Photo: Daily Monitor
London, March 15, 2018 (AltAfrika)-A Ugandan lawmaker apologised Wednesday after encouraging men to beat their wives to “discipline” them, in comments that sparked an outcry in across the globe
The MP, Onesmus Twinamasiko, wrote in a letter to parliament that he actually “detests all form of violence against women”.
“Kindly accept my most sincere and unreserved apologies honourable members and the general public and more particularly the women.”
The apology comes after Twinamasiko gave an interview the day after women’s day, March 8, to local television station NTV and said: “as a man you need to discipline your wife, you need to touch her and tackle her and beat her somehow, to really streamline her”.
His remarks sparked anger from women.