Inkosi bans ‘distracting’ miniskirts in schools: Mzimba girls petition chiefs

Traditional Authority Khosolo of Mzimba district has said school going children should not wear mini-skirts, saying  they are distracting male teachers and fuelling earsly sexual activity amongst students.

Mzimba girls banned from  wearing miniskirts and other provocative clothing in school
Mzimba girls banned from wearing miniskirts and other provocative clothing in school

The Inkosi said the practice of wearing mini-skirts among school going children creates a burning desire in men who end up coax them into marriages.

He announced the ‘ban’ when girls in Mzimba South East presented the  petition to chiefs in the area to take action and enforce by-laws that will protect the girls from the rising cases of early marriages in the area.

Teenagers who show too much leg face being sent home.

Presenting the Petition to Inkosi Khosolo on Sunday, Kondwani Phiri said as girls, under Khosolo Foundation for Development, with support from Action aid thought to petition the chiefs following the rising cases of early marriages in the area.

She said chiefs in the area should to take an immediate action and come up with by-laws that will protect the girls against the malpractice.

Phiri said unending harmful cultural practices such as keeping girl’s in-door when they reach puberty is one problem which entices them into early marriages.

She said “There are some cultural practices where parents keep their girl-children indoor after they reach puberty stage and they are told everything about marriage and how to handle a man which sometimes compels us to get married.

“Parents see their girl-children as a source for riches after they get married and they prioritize boy’s education while girls are pushed into early marriages.”

Khosolo welcomed the petition saying he will soon call all his chiefs and other education Authorities to formulate the by-laws to end the malpractice and support the girls.

Primary School Education Advisor for Chizani Zone, Roselyn Mabaso lack of role models like female teachers is also one factor which affecting girls’ motivation in school.

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5 years ago

In the past women thought if they care and decorate their faces they can easily catch males. Came time when they tried the best perfumes in town but it as well flopped. Now what they want to try is to expose the upper thigh to the public so that we compare theirs to our wives’. They don’t know that doing so is just giving impression that they are not fit to be one’s wife. Continue brandishing your thighs to the sun till the brown colour turns into black and fades. Hence no more attraction.

John Black
5 years ago

This is a classic case of blaming the victim. It is not the girls who entice the men, it is the men not respecting the girls. The girls should be free to choose their own style of dress, and men should respect girls irrespective of their clothing. Malawian culture is highly respective of girls and women, but some men imitate foreign practices of abusing women and even underage girls because they have no respect for Malawian culture.

Gwamula Gwamula
5 years ago

Mfumu yanzeru…nyere 2 much ana atumbuka. That’s why even the paramount himself could not resist but treat himself to a young policewoman. Atumbuka kukoma awa!

5 years ago

Gwamula your score is 0/100. A pure dunderhead who cant think logically. Just note: population density is lowest in the north. Highest girl school drop-out rate is in the Southern Region. Highest HIV rate is in the Southern Region. Etc, etc, etc,.All this due o sexual activity
Sorry buddy

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