Civil society leader Chilufya Tayali repeats his call for the arrest of Mainga Mwaanga over his Sex Escapades
Below is the statement by Tayali
I stand guilty of having had elicit consensual sex but I never abuse women sexually. I am guilty for my sins according to the Christian values that you should not have sex outside marriage. However, I leave that to God to judge me as I ask for mercy recognizing my sins.
No one has to remind me of my case in court because it is like a stone dangling in my neck weighing me down. However, I will not allow this case or my sinfulness to deter me from fighting for the vulnerable and calling for justice.
Mainga at 51 years old, is like my elder brother and I speak about him without malice. I speak about him as a concerned brother because a man at his age cannot engage activities of hunting down young girls like impalas in a free game area.
A family man like him should not be responsible to consider his family especially his wife and children in whatever he does. Mainga must be causing a lot of hurt in the heart of his wife and trauma in the minds of his children.
This issue is not just a personal issue of Mainga, it is a social problem because it is all over out of his carelessness. Those pictures are corrupting morality of many people because Mainga acted irresponsibly and egoistic to take them.
Many people have not seen any problem in the explicit pictures and videos. This makes me so sad, because it exposes our poor stands in morality, respect for women and family. What is so sad is that even women have been supporting Mainga’s actions.
I wonder how many women would want to be seen in public on photos like those poor young girls. I wonder how many women would like to be treated so inhuman in bed like those young girls.
Mainga has committed a crime by taking pictures that are likely to corrupt the minds of the general public. Iris and Bob East were taken to court for doing what this old man has been doing not once but many times.
Mainga has abused these girls even if they consented or he paid them. Much as other would want to blame the young girls, the heavier responsibility lays on the 51 years man who is clearly a parent to these young girls.
Unfortunately this crime does not only rest on Mainga, many of us men are guilty of this and we should be ashamed for it. I concede and I am sorry for this.
The parents of these girls are also responsible because something must have gone wrong somewhere for these girls to take life in this manner. I know children can go whichever way in spite of the good guidance from parents but at least they can be excused from the guilt of negligence. I try to do what I can for my children the rest is up to God.
In conclusion I still maintain that Mainga has committed a crime and he should be arrested. Much more than that, he should be counselled, because he seem to have problems himself. At his age, it is normal to behave like that. Mainga also had a relationship with a girl that was found dead in a pool (http://www.zambianwatchdog.com/vj-son-mentioned-in-investigation-of-killed-unza-student/)
I pray that men will respect women even when they feel they own them like properties. May God have mercy on us all.