Zimbabwe has banned the importation and sale of second-hand underwear. The ban was announced by finance minister Tendai Biti, who said he was shocked to discover that Zimbabweans were buying used underwear.
The Zimbabwe Mail
reported that Biti said: “I am told we are now even importing women’s underwear in this country. How does that happen? If you are a husband and you see your wife buying underwear from the flea market, you would have failed. If I was your in-law, I would take my daughter and urge you to first put your house in order if you still want her back.”
Africa Review reports that a notice in a government gazette said it is now forbidden to import: “second-hand undergarments of any type, form or description – whether purchased, donated or procured in any other manner.”
The new law became effective on December 30.~JohnThomas Didymus, Digital Journal