Thanks to Human Rights Commission for coming to the defense of the female police officer that Kaizar Zulu battered and humiliated by tearing her clothing. Her human rights were violated by Mr. Kaizar Zulu on Sunday, 12th March 2017, at Heroes Stadium during Under 20 AfCON tournament.
Police should know that an absence of physical bodily bruises doesn’t mean that an assault or GBV didn’t take place to the female police officer. Obviously the female officer also suffered trauma, which isn’t visible but personally felt psychological/emotional abuse. Also use of one’s portfolio to oppress subordinates is blatant misuse of authority with impunity and it must be condemned by all supporters of due process and the rule of law.
Actually, it is now the turn of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to condemn the criminality of his political advisor and also show him the exit door from State House. It is only last week when the President spoke out against GBV at International Women’s Day march-past. He must condemn Kaizar Zulu’s abusive behaviour.
In addition, the President as a UN Women ‘He4She’ Champion he must be seen to be protecting women from repeat GBV perpetrators like Kaizar Zulu.