A video on Facebook which has gone viral has sparked debate on whether it is right for citizens to take justice in their own hands and sort out criminals.

In the video a young girl aged between 15 and 20 has been caught stealing from a home.

The aggrieved owners of the home roll her in mad and paint her with what looks like used oil before setting her free in bid to humiliate her.

However the action has sparked mixed feelings with some condemning the act and calling it inhumane.

Meanwhile others have uploaded the action stating that thieves are criminals and should be treated as such.

Below is the video of the purported crime

https://youtu.be/0KEVvF3QMWA

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22 COMMENTS

    • If that guy or lunatic who was punishing that girl has never ever committed any serious immoral acts such as adultery, fornication, bribery etc may his act be justified.

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    • I hope they didn’t set her on fire. I can’t finish watching.
      Send video to Ba Inonge, after all some woman in video is wearing PF chitenge.

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  1. This man pouring used oil must be hunted for inhuman treatment. What valuable thing did she still do deserve this humiliation. The police is there do do what they are trained for. Boma chitaniponi chimodzi pali uyu mudala ASAP.

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  2. sad in deed. The girl is not yet convicted, she is a suspect who should be investigated and tried by the court of law. she seems to be a minor too. This is gender based violence too. An in human acted . I will sentence you to 3 years with hard labour you man.

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  3. This is real inhumanity! Why are there? Where is law if everyone can become a judge over another person? Where is justice on earth? This man must be punished! Because the girl might have been hungry for her to do that. Police must follow up the case.

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  4. someone must do something, when did we zambians become so mean. my heart goes out to that girl. please arrest those people and there is even a woman in a pf chitenge, i am sure whatever she took did not warrant that humiliation and heartless attack.

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    • Ba Kubweka, welcome to my world. Zambians have always been mean, hateful, vengeful, resentful, peaceful and Christians

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  5. Stealing is bad but this punishment brings tears to my eyes. We have courts so that uncivilised acts such as this don’t become the norm. That man should be taken to court and be given a community service sentence that can teach him to respect women and humans

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  6. Recall that some girls not long ago were splashed with paint akin to what is being done to the girl in the video! Zambians raised their disapproval loud and clear that the law takes it course, thus the same must apply here as one wonders why the “juvenile” could not be taken to the police station. The man pouring dirty oil on her has carried out a sentence by himself and unless Zambia is a country devoid of laws this action will not be investigated! This man has meted torture on the poor girl and he needs to have his own portion of the law, 15 years in jail!

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  7. A case of failed leadership in Zambia. When leaders fail to lead and be the visionary for their subordinates. Classic: The Horse Shoe Restaurant. Clearly the place should have been disciplined, owners should have been fined and the employee should have been awarded money for damages inflicted by the organization. There were violations of the human rights code the restaurant breached, and intentional infliction of mental suffering to employees and causation was by the owners of the establishment. This restaurant humiliates and belittles employees which is malice and deliberate conduct. The owners torment employees and make their working environment intolerable because they know employees have nowhere to go and need the money.

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  8. The labour minister Joyce Simukoko had every opportunity to use this case as a warning signal to all employers who disregard human rights and that it would cost them dearly. She could have fined them $10,000 as an example to others, instead she took the restaurant’s side and wanted the whistle blower to be imprisoned. The question I ask is what message are we sending to businesses and organizations especially international ones? There is a disturbing video of an alleged theft by a minor. Someone decided to take matters into their own hands instead of allowing the police and the law do its job. Either people have lost faith in our leaders when it comes to helping them or this is what failed leadership does to people by telling them its ok to abuse others and nothing will be done to you…

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  9. This is is what happens when the entire nation loses confidence in the legal system under the useless corrupt pf government. People would rather do justice themselves than leave it in the hands of thieves who steal an election and then use courts to prevent a petition being heard

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  10. This is a blatant violation of human rights and deserves contempt. This is the so-called christian nation where people are obviously enjoying being cruel. I even heard someone in the background saying something about choir. However, this is not new. Just because it has happened to a young girl and not to a boy or a man now it is a viral issue. having said that, one hopes these people can be found and brought to justice. This is cruelty, not justice.

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  11. This is very bad, a person doesn’t stop being a person when s/he has stolen. Zambia a christian nation with such people. I saw a chitenge material of certain political party.

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  12. Despicable! It tells a lot about the social degeneration of a nation. When any aorta of civility that may have existed, is extinguished by the underlying societal ills that take man back to his uncontrolled basic animal existence.

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    • This is how Zambia has become a failed state. Even PF cadres cannot trust the PFolice to do the right thing with suspects. Instead citizens are taking the law into their own hands.

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  13. Ba LT you say the action has sparked mixed feelings. Its not true. Everyone i have read is condemning the barbaric action, even the bloggers here don’t have a single post supporting the ruffian.

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  14. No it is wrong you should take her to court, don’t do that as you are not allowed by the law.
    She must return her dignity, she is some one’s wife or daughter.

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  15. If a thief steals from me, they better not get caught; i will do worse things than what you have seen in this video.
    Too much sympathy for thieves pa Zambia. No one is condemning the thief but all are condemning the victims reaction.

    It hurts losing something you have worked for.

    Pa Zambia, *****s will get into government with intent to steal knowing the so called law will protect them.

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