Beginning from April 1, the Zambia federal government have declared illegal, wearing of mini-skirts, skinny jeans and other attires they deem unfit for ‘public eyes’
Anyone found flaunting the new rule will be arrested without hesitation and fined or jailed for six months, or both
The authorities insist that from 1st April, every citizen in this country must get conversant with the dress code they need to wear to avoid being arrested as they have directed their officers to start, with immediate effect, arresting people who dress indecently in public.
Zambia police is concerned with the dress code of some of our women and men in public. It is now a serious offence to dress indecently in public.
A statement from the police command said:
Wearing of mini-skirts, sagging trousers , skinny jeans, leggings, ripped jeans, and lace attire are all considered indecent dressing under the new Act.
Zambians must get conversant with the attire they need to wear to avoid being arrested.
Says Esther Katongo, the country’s police spokesperson, in a statement.
Persons seen in dresses that expose their bodies to the public will be arrested without prejudice.