New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: What Is All the Beef About Mini-Skirts?

opinion

Article Views (non — I woke up with a smile on Tuesday morning, because I'm a stress-free person. Sadly the headline in a local daily newspaper entititled "Top cop says miniskirts are not African" ruined my day.

When I saw the Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga on the front page of that newspaper I thought he was announcing that the fugitive Lazarus Shanduka had been arrested or that the murderer of the late Magdalena Stoffels is finally behind bars.

Because these are major crimes that need to be dealt with rather than threatening law-abiding women to refrain from wearing mini-skirts as if we are living under sharia law, where Islamist fundandamentalists run amok.

This is a rather boring topic for me though. Please, our leaders, why can't we focus on development rather than focusing on these petty issues that are retrogressive.

We all know that since acquital of the suspect who was arrested after Magdalena Stoffels was raped and brutally murdered, on the basis of DNA evidence, no one has ever been arrested. And yet Shaduka, who shot his wife to death sneaked into Angola before the court announced his sentence, but the police have failed to arrest him.

Why do Namibians like bothering innocent people while the guilty ones go unpunished and scot-free? We are still waiting for the Inspector General to give us the results of the GIPF probe since the matter is in the hands of Nampol.

If the police clear up all these messes I will definitely stop wearing a mini-skirt, because I know the police are maintaining order in our beautiful country. I promise to stop wearing my mini-skirt after I hear that Shaduka and all criminals are locked up in jail where they belong.

Yes, I know the Inspector General said it on NBC TV that he was misquoted. It is very hypocritical of the police that despite the fact that some men wear their trousers below their buts (indecently) exposing their underwear, not a single one has ever been arrested as was the case at Rundu where women were arrested

Let me leave our Inspector General in peace for now and seek clarity from the City of Windhoek. Dear City of Windhoek Councillors, we all know that you always say you do not have money. Yes, we also do not have money.

Since all of us have no money why are are the City Police so overzealous in arresting motorists with outstanding traffic fines, even escorting them to the ATM's? Is this another turnaround strategy or are they broke?

How is it possible that you are arresting people and taking them to ATM's to get money? Are you arresting traffic offenders or are you using this as a ruse to make more money?

Seriously, if you do not have money there are better ways to get some. There are rules and regulations and channels to follow to fix your budget, and that does not include ordinary, struggling and hardworking men and women.

Why should they have to share their salaries with the overzealous City Police? Give the public a break! While, we know that you are doing your jobs at least leave innocent people alone and start bothering criminals.

Eewa!

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