Controversial Chivi South MP, Killer Zivhu (ZANU PF), through the Zivhu Foundation, on Sunday donated sanitaryware to less privileged women and schoolgirls through their husbands and fathers within his constituency.
Zivhu urged men to take their wives and daughters’ menstrual health seriously rather than spending all their earnings on beer. He said:
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I feel sorry for girls who have become a laughingstock to boys when they mess themselves at school and also ladies who mess themselves in public.
Fathers and men must also make sure that their wives and girl children have pads or enough pads before they indulge into drinking beer and just get drunk which has no value.
Last year the government of Zimbabwe suspended customs duty on sanitaryware for women as a way of promoting hygiene.
Reports indicate that about 72 per cent of menstruating rural primary school girls do not use sanitary pads.