A Ugandan MP has been told to apologise to victims of domestic violence after saying men should “beat” their wives.
Onesimus Twinamasiko said on Ugandan television channel NTV “as a man, you need to discipline your wife.
“You need to touch her a bit, you tackle her, beat her somehow to really streamline her.”
His words have met with strong criticism from social media users, with one leading women’s rights group in Uganda saying he should seek therapy.
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#OnesmusTwinamasikoMustResign tweets below:
"As a man, you need to discipline your wife…touch her a bit, tackle her and beat her to streamline her"- Onesmus Twinamasiko, MP, Bugangaizi East following comments by Museveni that men who beat women are cowards and should face the full wrath of the law pic.twitter.com/yhoEVRk212
— Patu™ (@AyamPatra) March 11, 2018