Policewomen ordered not to wear miniskirts

By BBC On Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 15:24 | < 1 min read
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Female police officers in Zambia have been ordered to stop wearing miniskirts while on duty. PHOTO | FILE

Female police officers in Zambia have been ordered to stop wearing miniskirts while on duty in order to protect the professional standing of the force, the state-owned Zambia Daily Mail newspaper reports.

The miniskirts directive was issued by police assistant director for legal and professional standards, Charity Chanda, who said the Zambia Police Service had a prescribed length for women’s uniforms.

“What is the length of your skirt if you are a female police officer? We have seen many female officers wear miniskirts as uniform,” she is quoted as saying at an event on Tuesday.