Minister condemns man seen roughing up his wife in viral video

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Minister of Gender Elizabeth Phiri has strongly condemned the video circulating on social media depicting a man harassing his wife for allegedly committing adultery.

Phiri says gender-based violence is a violation of human rights which should not be condoned irrespective of the offence committed.

In a statement, the Minister has also condemned people who are in the habit of taking pictures and recording similar instances instead of helping vulnerable victims who are unable to defend themselves.

She says there are better channels to air grievances than resorting to violence and breaking the law with impunity.

Phiri says no one is above the law regardless of the relationship the perpetrator and the victim share, adding that violence is wrong in all its forms.

Phiri has called on the police to take necessary action against the perpetrator.

She says beginning November 25 to December 10, the country will join the rest of the World in commemorating 16 days of activism against gender based violence and that it is during this period that sensitisation programmes will be rolled out in communities on the dangers and repercussions of GBV.

She said Zambia has been recognized globally as a champion for the elimination of all forms of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, the citizens therefore need to work with government on eliminating this vice.

The Minister said the government with support from the UN agencies has set up four fast track courts aimed at hastening the judicial process in GBV matters.

She cited Lusaka, Kabwe, Choma, and Mongu as some of the districts where the fast track courts are operational.

Phiri said since the inception of the courts more than 700 cases have successfully been disposed of.

She has urged victims of GBV not to suffer in silence but report all form of violence to relevant institutions to allow the law take its course.

Phiri has warned that anyone found conniving with perpetrators of violence risks facing the law as well.

The Minister has asked the woman in the video to take necessary steps and ensure that her husband is answerable to the law for his unruly behaviour.


4 Responses to Minister condemns man seen roughing up his wife in viral video

  1. Phiri has called on the police to take necessary action against the perpetrator. But she doesnt know that its because the act was filmed that the police can act. She condemns everyone. Imwe ba chilolo babula direction

    GeeBee Aim
    November 15, 2018 at 4:37 pm

  2. In the first place, who is the victim here?

    November 15, 2018 at 10:37 pm

  3. The victim is the mine foreman whose identity and vehicle registration was revealed because of two grown adults who are failing to keep their marriage together

    November 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm

  4. Ladies too much beers

    November 17, 2018 at 2:21 pm

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