Wow! So much can happen in a week. For the umpteenth time the youth marched and heard promises that we are bound to hear for the next two decades, white smoke appeared from the Vatican (killing any intrigue that was there), and then you had the one and only her ‘highness’ Dora Siliya showing the finger in parliament. Say what you want about this woman but she sure does know how to get Zambia talking. I have to admit this but in the wrong way Dora’s gesture was absolutely sublime.
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After the motion to remove former president Rupiah Banda’s immunity was introduced in parliament, the MMD honourables decided to walk out in protest. On the way out, our M.P from Petauke must have had enough of it and she decided to flip the middle finger, not once but three times. In case the others did not see it the first time. If Dora was seeking attention she definitely got it and a whole lot more. I have no idea what Dora was thinking to do that. I wonder what crossed her mind or maybe she thought that the cameras would not capture the gesture. Unfortunately, for her it was caught on camera and it has hit the headlines of the press and people have something interesting to talk about.
Should we be shocked that Dora did that? Really. I am not; this is the same woman who invited villagers to admire her butt, laid bare her ex-husband’s dirty laundry in public by accusing him of not performing in bed. Add that middle finger gesture to her infamous resume. The hand gesture was classic and a typical example, that there is only so much shove a person can handle. She was merely showing her ‘gansta’ side. I do not remember the last time I was this interested in a politician, they should make a movie about Dora Siliya.
As expected in this nation, some sections of society are finding her uncouth behaviour disgusting and stating that it is demeaning to the integrity of women and other rhetoric that is an attempt for some people to get some press time. C’mon, how is Dora’s gesture really bringing a bad name to women? Who by the way made Dora the pillar of woman integrity in this nation? People should find something better to say than that. I think that as an M.P she should not have made that gesture. The excuse that she is a role model can be used, but please do not go ahead telling us a bunch of rubbish that she is the dent to the female folk.
The question that most people seem not to be asking is that why did Dora raise the middle finger? Since she has decided to remain quiet thus far on this issue, I am allowed the luxury to speculate the reasons. Maybe some other parliamentarian raised a finger at her too and she was only reciprocating? Or she wanted to point at something and the wrong finger did so instead? Perhaps she actually wanted to insult someone but they were too far so the only way to relay the message was to use the finger? Maybe it was a reflex action? Kaya. Whatever the reason, I love a bold woman who doesn’t care what the world thinks at times, though in this situation I will admit it was rather misplaced.
Obviously in this case, the honourable thing for Dora to do is apologise, even though I don’t want her to as an act of defiance. She must admit that she did not mean to raise her finger and promise us that it will never happen again. She must ask for forgiveness from the nation and her fellow parliamentarians even shed a tear for a good show. The question I keep asking myself, do I really want Dora to do the honourable thing? The answer is, NOPE!
Which Dora do you like? Gangsta Dora or Honourable Dora