by Thomas Mulenga on 22 May 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 22 May 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 22 May 2019by Thomas Mulenga on 22 May 2019
- Goal Diggers
by Guest Digger on 22 May 2019by Thomas Mulenga on 22 May 2019by Stuart Lisulo on 22 May 2019by Chibamba Kanyama on 21 May 2019
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 22 May 2019by Diggers Correspondent on 22 May 2019by Mukosha Funga on 22 May 2019by Mukosha Funga on 21 May 2019
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Reporter on 4 Mar 2019by Andyford Mayele Banda on 29 Jan 2019by Davies Mwila on 22 Jan 2019by Diggers Reporter on 17 Jan 2019
by Diggers Editor on 22 May 2019by Diggers Editor on 21 May 2019by Diggers Editor on 18 May 2019by Diggers Editor on 17 May 2019
by Sampa Kabwela on 18 May 2019by Felix Kashweka on 16 May 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 26 Apr 2019by Diggers Correspondent on 23 Apr 2019
- Guest Diggers
by Guest Digger on 22 May 2019by Chibamba Kanyama on 21 May 2019by Dr Munyonzwe Hamalengwa on 19 May 2019by Rueben Lifuka on 16 May 2019
Minister condemns man harassing wife in viral videoBy Zondiwe Mbewe on 15 Nov 2018
Minister of Gender Elizabeth Phiri has condemned a man harassing his wife for allegedly committing adultery in a video that went viral on social media saying Gender-Based Violence (GBV) should not be condoned irrespective of the offence committed.
On Wednesday, a video went viral on social media in which a middle-aged man was urging onlookers to film his wife, whom he identified as Princes Chanda, after he allegedly caught her with another man.
Whilst the woman was defenseless and trying to hide her face, her husband held her head up for the cameras a couple of times, calling her a prostitute whom he had caught red handed.
But in a statement issued by Ministry of Gender Media Liaison Officer Mwape Mwenya, Thursday, Phiri condemned people who were in the habit of taking pictures and videos instead of helping vulnerable victims who were unable to defend themselves.
Phiri said GBV was a violation of human rights, which should not be condoned irrespective of the offence committed.
She urged victims of GBV not to suffer in silence, but report all forms of violence to relevant institutions to allow the law take its course.
Phiri warned that anyone found conniving with perpetrators of violence risked facing the law as well.
She asked the woman in the video to take necessary steps and ensure that her husband was answerable to the law for his unruly behaviour.
Phiri said there were better channels to air grievances than resorting to violence and breaking the law with impunity.
“No one is above the law despite the relationship the perpetrator and the victim shares. Violence is wrong in all its forms. The police should take necessary action against the perpetrator,” Phiri said.
And Phiri said beginning November 25 to December 10, the country would join the rest of the World in commemorating 16 days of activism against GBV, adding that it’s during this period that sensitisation programmes would be rolled out in communities on the dangers and repercussions of GBV.
She said Zambia had been recognized globally as a champion for the elimination of all forms of sexual and GBV.
“The citizens, therefore, need to work with government on eliminating this vice,” Phiri said.
She further said government, with support from the UN agencies, had set up four fast track courts aimed at hastening the judicial process in GBV matters.
Phiri cited Lusaka, Kabwe, Choma, and Mongu as some of the districts where the fast track courts were operational.
She said since the inception of the courts, more than 700 cases had successfully been disposed of.
Zambia has this year continued to grapple with escalating cases of GBV-related crimes, with the country having recorded 6,114 cases countrywide during the third quarter of 2018, indicating an increase of 1,018 cases from last year.
About Zondiwe Mbewe
Zondiwe is a vibrant young Zambian journalist who has interest in writing political and current affairs on issues which affect every Zambians. She draws inspiration from journalists who stand for what is right and are not afraid to tell and show the truth to the people.
Email: zondiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
- I didn’t believe mum when she said ‘hubby’ is my brother, incest accused tells court - 22 May 2019
- Lusaka man gets 8 months for hitting wife with pot - 22 May 2019
- CK vows to prove Mwila hired someone to write his G12 exams - 22 May 2019
- Assailants shoot local court messenger in Choma - 22 May 2019
- God has removed His grace from Lungu that’s why he’s insulting Church – Kambwili - 21 May 2019
- KCM placed under liquidation, Milingo Lungu takes charge as provisional liquidator
- Chomba Kaoma reports Kaizer to police for slapping him
- I hear you've been boasting that you have me in your pocket, Lungu asks AVIC
- Gunshots fired as KCM liquidator storms Chingola to takeover assets
- Lungu dares Church: You're not holier than others, if you're angry take me on
- CBU failed to remit K686 million to ZRA, NAPSA in 2017 – Auditor General
- I didn’t believe mum when she said ‘hubby’ is my brother, incest accused tells court
- Lusaka man gets 8 months for hitting wife with pot
- PF political architecture a danger to peace, stability – CSOs
- Gary challenges Sakwiba to name UPND MPs who were texting him at NDF
Subscribe for email alerts
ArchivesJun0 PostsJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- May 2019
- April 2019
- March 2019
- February 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend