Minister Kaliati  issues stern warning on nude or intimate pictures: Malawi to protect sexual privacy with law

Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development, Patricia Kaliati has warned that government law enforcing agencies  will soon start tracing and arresting people who are taking and sharing nude or intimate pictures in the country, saying such habits impact negatively on the dignity of Malawians.

Kaliati: These nude photos going viral are unacceptable

Scandalous porn cop: Constable Chionjeza

Kaliati said that there is growing trend on social media like WhatsApp chat, where couples start sharing nude pictures of their loved ones whenever there is breakdown of affair – revenge porn –  a development which she said is uncalled for.

The Minister  said the  law needs updating again to combat privacy invasions facilitated by today’s technologies.

Speaking during a visit to Karonga Museum on Sunday, she said that her Ministry plans to join forces with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security in order to put the matter to an end.

‘‘As we are working hard to ensure that we should maintain our culture, there is a growing tendency by some men in the country who are displaying nude pictures of their partners in order to disgrace them, and as government, we are totally condemning the development.

‘‘Therefore, I call upon all women in the country to be responsible enough and to start respecting themselves, because there is no way that one should allow to be taken pictures (naked) in exchange for love,’’ Kaliati noted.

Nude cope interdicted

Meanwhile,  Malawi Police have interdicted a police woman whose nide pictures went viral in social media last week.

According to head of Human Resources at Police headquarters in Lilongwe, Soko, Constable Esther Chiunjiza is on half pay interdiction.

“The interdiction from duty on half pay is with effect from March 4, 2017 pending completion of a disciplinary case of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline contrary to section 52(1) schedule 23 of the Police Act,” says Soko in a statement.

However, some sections of society are questioning the rationale of punishing her instead of the person, a male police officer at Kanjedza School of Police who took the pictures and led to their leak into the social media. Some lawyers say she can easily win a case in the courts if fired over the matter.

 

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14 thoughts on “Minister Kaliati  issues stern warning on nude or intimate pictures: Malawi to protect sexual privacy with law”

  1. BlackImage says:

    Palibe nkhani apa thupi lake walakwira ndani? No wonder iwe Kaliyati udatisokonezera Kande Beach aenikefe tinkanjoya ndi azungu, iwe wabwera ndizachikale kale zakozo vomelezani we are in a new world!!

  2. kholowa mkabudula says:

    Inuyo a minisitala mutha kutionetsanso nanu tichape ko mmaso ndi za chilomwe, zikuoneka kuti zikukukomelani. Uyo wafuna kujambula bwede lake wafuna kuti lionedwe basi.Chikakhala chikondi nde amaonetsana akatunduwa live. Just encourage the women to also expose ma shaft azibambowo basi! An eye for an eye! That is why l am gay! Yakumbuyo basi!

  3. Mwakipiki says:

    Honorable Minister, I really support you on this. It has become a habit of most ex-lovers to leak love videos of their xs without regard to the privacy of their colleague. Indeed we need a law to enforce privacy of individuals in this time of technology.

    Coming to the police officer whose clip went viral, I think is an issue of punishing the victim rather than the perpetrator. Making the clip was their own privacy but the one releasing it has broken that privacy and the code of conduct of police work.

  4. KARONGA says:

    WHAT? IT IS DEMOCRACY AT BEST. TECHNOLOGY, WHAT IS WRONG WITH SHARING NUDE PICTURES? IF GIRLS AND WOMEN CAN DRESS THE WAY THEY WANT WITH NO RSPECT FOR DIGNITY, AND YOU BLAME TECHNOLOGY? MOST OF THEM WALK NAKED ALREADY INCLUDING THE MINISTERS! UFULU UPITE PATSOGOLO. EX-CONSTABLE CHIONJEZA, DON’T WORRY MUCH. I WILL TRACE YOU BECAUSE NO SANE PERSON IN NEED FOR A RESPONSIBLE PARTNER FOR LIFE WILL LOSE A LADY OF YOUR CALIBRE FOR MARRIAGE. JUST WAIT SO THAT I CAN SHAME THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO TARNISH YOUR GOOD IMAGE.

  5. Zinenani Zoona says:

    This Patricia Kaliati undressed another woman in Nyambadwe, took her to Mulanje Police (naked), put chitedze in her private parts, asked whether any of her bodyguards wanted “free sex” and the woman suffered. The file opened by the police at Mkando went missing and the case died there. WHAT IS SHE SAYING NOW?

  6. Zoologist Mw says:

    kaliati kuphoda ngati chidole eish, sindkuonapo chanzeru pazomwe wayankhulazi…we got so much problems here in our country to b solved y u r focusing on dis useless ting? ovulawo anazolowera so u cant control dem…….

  7. jah man says:

    Kaliati, if you have nothing to do just keep quite. How can you be called minister of civic education when there is already minister of information.

  8. pilirani manda says:

    vuto ndi akazi. omwe amakopeka nd znthu za zii.chikond sikujambulana maliseche.anamukondesetsa chotani mpaka kufika polora kut amujambule ali naked.ngati muliponso akaz ena mukumalola kut azikujambulan muli mbulanda,bear in mind kuti mawa ndinu.

  9. Assan mpoya says:

    Too late for the same minster who wanted to legalize prostetution in Malawi some years ago!

  10. Nupanda says:

    Kaliati, are you not the one who said women and men should undress with light on? Do you think pictures can be taken in the dark? You are a confused person!!!!

  11. Ade says:

    GOD GAVE MEN BRAINS AND WOMEN BODY. WOMEN ARE INCLINED TO NUDITY. THE ONLY ASSESTS THEY HAVE IS THEIR BOOBS, BOTTOMS,AND ATHER PARTS OF THE BODY. THAT IS WHY THESE DAYS YOU SEE WOMEN MARRIED OR SINGLE EXPOSING THEIR BODY PARTS TO ATTRACT MEN. SO DO NOT BLAME MEN BLAME WOMEN WHO EXPOSE THEMSELVES. EVEN IN OFFICES YOU GET SHOCKED HOW SOME MARRIED WOMEN DRESS. KATUNDU YESE AKHALA KUCHITA KUONEKA

    1. Chatayika Phiri says:

      Yea Hon Minister thats true but let me say those women who accept to be photographed naked are to blame and if anything soon after enjoyment immediately she should ask the guy to delete the photos or video. secondly some women do not dress properly so pls take a role as a civic education minister to educate women to dress properly becoz men are attracted by poor dressing. maliseche ngowaona kuchipind kokha basi awiri phee kusangalala wosati ena awone nawo ayi. kkkkkkkkkk

  12. George says:

    I wonder why women allow to be photographed while naked! This is very a big shame! Really you undress completely and expose yourself to the camera! Without shame! With all your normal senses! You are very STUPID up and down! Just think – a love affair is to be done secretly. If you are really sensible! Because in the real sense you can’t tell even your mother that – I did this or that!’ Then how dare you expose yourself stupidtly like that? I request the government to quickly enact a law which will severely punish both men and women involved in this stupid and filthy game and practice tarnishing our good country’s (african) culture. Very Shame indeed. We must be God fearing people! Do not behave like that are you animals?

    1. chamthunya says:

      well put bro George

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