An organisation calling itself the Association of Unemployed Youths (AUY) has reported former Patriotic Front (PF) aspiring Parliamentary candidate for Mwandi Constituency Iris Kaingu to Zambia police for what it described as conduct likely to corrupt morals contrary to Section 177(1)(a) Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
In a statement released to the media and signed by organisation President David Chishimba, AUY said that the conduct by Ms Kaingu, if unchecked is likely to corrupt the Zambian society, especially young people who might perceive undressing in public as normal conduct or may think that to make it in Zambia one has to undress.
Mr Chishimba said that it is a lame justification that those in the entertainment industry can undress to gain popularity adding that Zambia is not the Wild West has a culture and laws which govern the citizen’s actions.
Below is the full statement
WE HAVE OFFICIALLY REPORTED IRIS KAINGU AT KABWATA POLICE STATION FOR CONDUCT LIKELY TO CORRUPT MORALS.
“WE SAY NO TO POPULARIZATION OF IMMORALITY”
As the Association of Unemployed Youths (AUY), we have watched with dismay the popularization of immorality by some Zambian celebrities. That is why we have taken a step to report one Iris Kaingu at Kabwata Police Station for conduct likely to corrupt morals contrary to Section 177(1)(a) Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Such conduct if unchecked is likely to corrupt our society more especially young people. People might perceive undressing in public as normal conduct or may think that to make it in Zambia one has to undress. It’s a lame justification that those in the entertainment industry can undress to gain popularity, Zambia is not the Wild West, we have a culture and laws which govern our actions.
Our country helplessly continues to tread on the trajectory and into the abyss of moral decay. It is sad that the people who are supposed to assist us in guiding the nation on the right course in our aspiration for a moraly upright nation are the ones at the forefront of eroding whatever is left of our moral standing.
I appeal to our celebrities to be cognizant of our culture and traditions as they present themselves in whatever industry they are in not only for the sake of the nation but for their own sakes as well. They may not see the wisdom in this now, but when time catches up with them, they will remember these words.
We would like to caution Zambians, more especially young people, to choose their role models carefully. We have a lot of women in every industry or sector who do not have questionable traits that they can choose from such as Mizinga Melu – Banker, Laura Miti – Activist, Mwizukanji – Celebrity, Kampamba Mulenga – Politician, Tasila Lungu – Politician, Mutale Nalumango – Politician, Maria Zaloumis – Farmer.
At some point, we have to stand up and say enough is enough.
Victory is certain.
President – Association Of Unemployed Youths