MBABANE: Sandzi Mnisi, the Gender Secretary for the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) says if bum-shorts are considered as flashing, then indlamu worn during umhlanga ceremony should be considered as such as well.
Speaking to this Swaziland News on Friday, the SNUS Gender Officer said it was disgusting that eSwatini still had people who thought the way women dressed could be the reason for rape adding that there was the umhlanga ceremony where young girls paraded before King Mswati in short skirts with their bare breast.
“It is so disgusting that we will have people who think that they way we dress as women can be the reason for rape. This is a violation of human rights, people must be allowed to dress the way they feel comfortable”,she said.
The SNUS Gender Secretary was part of those who participated in the march that was organised by the Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) in protest against police harassment on Friday. This was after the police allegedly harassed a woman for wearing a short jumpsuit claiming that she was inviting rapists.
Sandzi Mnisi-SNUS Gender Secretary