Zambian woman jailed for protesting topless

Posted On: Thu 15 Jun 2017 By PUNCH NG

 

A Zambian woman, Shila Hamukale, has been sentenced to 21 days in jail for exposing her breast while protesting the continued incarceration of United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema.

 

The 24-year-old resident of Freedom B compound in Monze district, Zambia was apprehended on June 8, 2017 for indecent exposure.

 

The Monze Magistrate court jailed the lady for 21 days after she was found guilty of “Idling and disorderliness”, Zambian Eye reported.

Hamukale appeared in a video which went viral on social media pleading for the release of incarcerated UPND president Hakainde Hichilema.

 

In the 41 seconds video which was shot at Monze bus station, Hamukale is seen bouncing around while bragging that she is a “matako (buttocks) ya Monze” (which loosely means dependable lady around town) while demanding that Hichilema be released.

 

Donning a camouflage cap and khaki bumshot, Hamukale warns that if Hichilema is not released, she will undress so that President Edgar Lungu sees her plea.

 

Another female voice is heard in the background urging Hamukale on and boasting in Bemba that ‘ebanakashi aba’ (these are the real women).

 

Hamukale, with a strikingly different pair of green and red socks is later seen flexing her well built legs as if she is about to take a game winning penalty then walks towards a Mini bus which is parked by the roadside.


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