Police must act on sex predators

HARARE - Recent revelations that nude pictures of recently-crowned Miss Zimbabwe Emily Kachote have been leaked via social media make disturbing reading.

What has made the alleged leak of the pornographic images more disturbing for most people is the fact that it has become a recurrent problem at the national pageant.

Last year, Thabiso Phiri was forced to relinquish the national beauty title after some of her nude pictures were leaked allegedly by a scorned boyfriend.

Allegations that a single man is behind the leaks of both Kachote and Phiri’s nude pictures is very hard to take. How is this possible?

Is this a mere coincidence?

There are no two ways about it — the police must investigate circumstances surrounding the recurrent leaks because this is clearly a criminal act. The police must also establish if indeed it is true that one person is behind this offensive act.

If indeed both Phiri and Kachote willingly agreed to be photographed in the nude then they should not escape censure but the truth of the matter is that two girls are victims of criminal forces and sex predators who take advantage of their ill-gotten riches to abuse the young girls.

Like they did last year, the Miss Zimbabwe Trust chaired by Marry Chiwenga has confirmed that Kachote will be dethroned if investigations prove that her nude pictures are in circulation but just punishing the national queen without addressing the attendant problems is counterproductive.

The Miss Zimbabwe Trust, the police and Zimbabweans in general cannot just stand aside and look while imprudent young beauty queens are being victimised in broad daylight. The authorities have to get to the bottom of this matter and ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

More importantly, it is high time Zimbabwe followed in the footsteps of the United Kingdom which has made it illegal to own extreme pornographic images.

The UK law was created in a bid to prevent the further circulation of images that are sexually violent and extreme in nature.

The prevalence of nude pictures and sex tapes in Zimbabwe has become a very worrying issue and as such the authorities can no longer afford to fold their hands.

The police have to act on the matter without further delay before it gets out of hand. We cannot allow Zimbabwe to be a pornographic nation otherwise we lose our moral values which as a nation, we are so much proud of.

Police must arrest anyone who distributes nude pictures of innocent girls.

These are thugs who masquerade as businessmen but are busy destroying careers of young women.

Comments (6)

Girls,never go naked in front of a camera unless your mum is changing your nappy. One day the pics will haunt you.

mtshayisa - 11 May 2015

What innocence is there when one poses nude in front of cameras ? These so called beauty queens are whores masqaurading as models . They must be charged with breach of contract. What will aspiring young models learn from this current crop of queens who pose nude and indulge in pornography . Dethrone her and charge for lying to our great nation Zimbabwe. Miss World Trust Zimbabwe is not for porno stars.

SOBER SENSE - 12 May 2015

PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST TWINE PHIRI'S MAL-ADMINISTRATION OF CAPS UNITED If you are intrested join drop your contacts and we will add you in a whatsapp group so that we organise the when,where and how the denmonstrations will be held. REASONS BEING; The Howmine Boycot and players attending the buffaloes match in an open truck!!! AS THE MOST IMPORTANT STAKEHOLDERS LETS DO SOMETHING FOR THE CLUB ZVANYANYA TP MUST GO

CAPS UNITED SUPPORTERS UNION - 13 May 2015

take the crown away from her, these girls are doing this on purpose, why pose for a photo" iwe uri nudenick hako ? ,unofunga kuti ma photos acho anoendepi?" these girls pretend as if they have been victimised when infact they will be the ones who would have posted those pics, sex tapes and pics are somehow being associated with "swag". Arrest them and give them community service yekutsvaira muna first vakapfeka ma overalls muone kuty vanozviita futi here?.........

vhaaaaa--aaaa - 15 May 2015

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