There was commotion in Limbe on Monday when vendors stripped naked a girl (name withheld) for wearing a miniskirt, claiming that the girl eroded the Malawian culture.

The development raised panic among women wearing miniskirts in the Township as others were seen seeking refuge in shops.

According to an eyewitness, the girl was rescued by well-wishers.

Reacting to the development in an interview with one of the privately owned radio MIJ Fm during ‘Good Morning Malawi’ aired on Thursday, Veteran human rights activist Emmie Chanika described the news as shocking.

Chanika accused some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country of diverting from their co-duties of advocating for the right of Malawians.

“We are all stupid for choosing to start talking as politicians not human rights defenders. CSOs today are receiving huge funding, unlike in our time, which unfortunately they are misusing,” she said.

This is not the first time vendors in the country stripped naked women wearing miniskirt.

In January 2012, Vendors in the capital Lilongwe stripped naked women wearing trousers and miniskirts, claiming that they were acting on orders from late President Professor Bingu wa Mutharika but the government trashed the claims.

The act received criticisms from all corners with others describing it as barbaric.

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