No plan to ban miniskirts, Zimbabwe ruling party says

No plan to ban miniskirts, Zimbabwe ruling party says


No plans to ban miniskirts for women, Zimbabwe ruling party says


Following rumours making the round that ZANU-PF has been planning a legislation to ban women from wearing miniskirts and trousers, a report which has generated heated controversy, the Zimbabwe’s ruling party has denied reports it intends to ban women and girls from wearing miniskirts and trousers in public places.

Zanu-PF national spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo in a statement described such reports as fake news.

It followed reports that the party was planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal for women aged 16 and above to wear trousers and miniskirts.

“Zanu-PF distances itself from circulating fake news saying the party is lobbying for the disbandment of miniskirts and trousers,” said the statement.

The party accused an NGO allied to opposition party MDC for spreading the rumours.

Mr Moyo said Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle was fought by both men and women (through the Women’s League) and the party had made “significant strides” to advance women’s rights in a number of ways.

“It is therefore ridiculous that a giant mass party formed and existing on the shoulders of an empowered Women’s League can be attributed such trivia on dressing,” it said.


Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles

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