The story lines continue to unfold.
“The offensive gesture by Ms. Siliya is not only an insult to the dignity and sanctity of Parliament but the people of Zambia whose representatives sit in the House. Ms. Siliya’s insulting behaviour falls short of self respect, dignity and basic tenets of leadership in a person purporting to be a people’s representative…we wonder what sort of morals Ms. Siliya’s behaviour will impart in the young people that watched her gesture in the manner she did.” - Mwansa Kapeya, Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services
“She behaved in an un-Parliamentarian fashion and uncultured for a woman of her status. And as a woman, also, I would urge her to come out and apologise to her fellow Parliamentarians and to the nation for her gesture.” Joyce Nonde, Federation of Free Trade Unions in Zambia.
“That behaviour fell short of a calibre of a decent woman in society and we wonder how she behaves in private if she can have the audacity to display that offensive gesture not only in front of cameras but before the Speaker of the august House.” - Southern Province PF political secretary, Brian Hapunda.
"The finger gesture exhibited by Dora Siliya was not only an affront to the honourable House but to all of us especially women of Zambia. The worst part is to hear that somebody saw nothing wrong in the act and supports her for the insult which was demeaning us women…we now know that she (Siliya) is not a well cultured leader from inception…” - Southern Province PF women chairperson, Anny Nyirenda Tischer.