Swaziland Police Ban ‘molest-Provoking’ Miniskirts

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at 05:59 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Women in Swaziland risk arrest if they wear miniskirts or tops which expose part of their stomach as they will be violating moral standards, a police spokesperson has said.



“The act of a rapist is made easy, because it would be easy to remove the half-cloth worn by the women,” Wendy Hleta was quoted as saying.

Offenders face a six-month jail term under the ban, which invokes a colonial criminal act dating back to 1889.

The ban also applies to low-rise jeans.
“They will be arrested,” she said.
Hleta said women wearing revealing clothing were responsible for assaults or molests committed against them.

“I have read from the social networks that men and even other women have a tendency of ‘undressing people with their eyes’. That becomes easier when the clothes are hugging or are more revealing,” Hleta said.

Traditional costumes
However, the ban does not apply to traditional costumes worn by young women during ceremonies like the annual Reed Dance, where the ruling King Mswati III chooses a wife.

The monarch already has 13 wives.
During the ceremony, beaded traditional skirts worn by young bare-Bosom ed virgins cover only the front, leave the back exposed. Underwear is not allowed.

The law was enforced after a march by women and young girls last month calling for protection against a spate of molests in the impoverished kingdom, almost entirely surrounded by South Africa.
Eyanyi at 07:17 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Talking about human right violation
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Xtrince at 08:04 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Underwear is not allowed !!
Huh
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chicco77 at 08:07 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Noble12 at 08:09 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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I wish say dem bring dis kind law 4 naija Roll Eyes
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HOPEA23 at 08:20 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Hisss...whatever

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proly at 08:24 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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kkk
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Senegal at 08:30 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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For what?
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jamesbondchick at 08:38 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Good one

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lakman at 08:49 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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nice
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micc at 08:55 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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I hear una
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razzy2011 at 09:05 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Nice step
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Rihannaaa at 09:08 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Yeye dey smell  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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zoe61 at 09:16 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Trash
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osarobo62 at 09:23 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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AS IF THAT IS THE PROBLEM.  DON'T PEOPLE RAPE WOMEN WHO WEAR JEANS PANTS.
A RAPIST IS A LOW-LIFE CRIMINAL........IT IS NOT DEPENDENT ON THE DRESS WOMEN WEAR.
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arsenal123 at 09:24 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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cocoeni at 09:54 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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very good
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stikerxxx at 09:58 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?
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Aquarium at 09:59 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Good one. Doesnt have to be accepted in every country.

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ezchusa at 11:10 PM, 29/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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when will this law enter naija?Huh?

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