Zambia bans female police officers from wearing miniskirts

Zambia bans female police officers from wearing miniskirts

- Zambia has implemented a ban on the wearing of miniskirts by police officers

- Reports indicate that the habitual wearing of miniskirts have had the public complaining

- The ban follows an initial one implemented by a university

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The Zambian government has placed a ban on miniskirts being worn by female police officers following public outrage over the disturbing act.

According to Face2FaceAfrica, the move was announced by the deputy director of the legal and professional standards of the Zambian police force.

A lady officer by name Charity Chanda defended the action by explaining that the police force has decided to keep to strict professional standards. She also mentioned that female officers in the force wearing miniskirts in public has become a nuisance.

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Accordingly, Charity Chanda made it clear that a specific length of the skirt has been approved for use by the female students.

This initiative follows a similar ban that occurred in a Zambian university where female students were asked not to dress 'half-naked', especially when visiting the library.

According to reports, the male students became highly uncomfortable by the action of the female students.

As such, they launched complaints which resulted in the ban. The decision generated debates as a non-governmental organization’s coordinating council is reported to have stood against the university when they implemented the ban.

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According to the NGOOC, the male students should have been asked to exercise self-control. They continued to justify their stance by asserting that the ban on what ladies should wear prevents them from freely expressing themselves, which is wrong.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that an unfortunate incident befell Francisca Quaye when she was physically abused by the father of her child and his wife. According to a report covered on Tv3, the victim had gone to ask for money from the man.

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