State discontinues ‘miniskirt’ case

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The State has entered a nolle prosequi in a case in which a 16-year-old female juvenile was facing one count of idle and disorderly conduct for allegedly walking past a police Station wearing a miniskirt.

This follows instructions from the director of public prosecutions to have the matter discontinued.

Details are that the juvenile whilst wearing a mini skirt in the company of her 28-year-old aunt, Mirriam Mwanza walked passed Kamanga Police Station in Lusaka on December 22, 2018.

And when asked by a police officer why she was wearing a mini- Skirt, her auntie responded questioning the officer why he had failed to arrest another lady who had passed by the station dressed in a similar manner, which reaction led to their apprehension.

After the court’s ruling, the accused’s aunt, Mwanza told journalists that the police officers who arrested them indecently assaulted the teenage girl.

Meanwhile, Non-Governmental Organisation Coordinating Council (NGOCC) Board chairperson Serah Longwe says it was wrong for police to arrest the girl as there is no law in Zambia pertaining to dress code.

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