The police officers who made themselves guilty of that level of abuse [arresting young women for wearing miniskirts] should be transferred to areas where they can find better work to do and more positive things to ponder.
But then again, I believe they were failed in their basic training and had no clear perception as to the difference between right and wrong, which for a policeman should find reference in applicable laws and not simply do what they think – as they are not the moral judge and can never be.
Then again what do we expect when parents support the police’s abuse of power? Those parents have just publicly admitted that they’ve failed in the raising and educating of their children. Education starts at home and the church and only at age six does it become formal when they attend school.
Police at Rundu, kindly note I have not selected you as educators. You are law enforcers who should prevent and investigate crime in order to preserve the internal security of our beloved Namibia. I would not have a problem if you went to a Rundu school and delivered a well-intended inspirational speech and shared your concern about short skirts as your own personal opinion. You might land some appreciation, bearing in mind that you leave the arena open to people that might have another opinion on the same point. But if you have a “covert law” under “jungle justice” in the Republic of “Pol-i-bia”, wherever that is, kindly enlighten us.
It might be wise to write your “covert law” into overt law. Also be considerate of the weather – do short miniskirts feature more in summer than in winter – there might be a health benefit too. Rather go and catch the drugs dealers, firearm smugglers, protect the elephants and otherwise keep us safe. Give us a Rundu without any crime for seven days.
I am an ex-law enforcement officer and know for a fact that my government and many of the police senior command do not support jungle justice.
To my daughters and sisters in Rundu wearing those short minis: I hope that you now realise that there are still people out there who haven’t seen the light and who might still regard your miniskirt as a licence to discharge the beast in them. Be considerate as you still face that risk of abuse. And to us others who have seen the light – cherish and appreciate true Namibian freedom (expression and association).
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