Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against s3x dolls.
The government launched the crackdown on the intimacy gadgets last month, threatening
offenders with heavy jail terms over the dolls
which, it says, are “very unnatural”.
The action has propelled the issue of s3x
dolls to the top of the news agenda and made them a hot topic of conversation and debate on social media, dividing opinion in the largely conservative southern African
country. “Being a Christian nation, obviously
we are anchored in Christian principles and one of the values is morality and ethics,” Minister of National Guidance and Religious
Affairs Godfridah Sumaili told AFP. Selling or using a s3x doll is against Zambian law, she said, vowing to ensure they are not bought on the internet and imported.
“The use of s3x dolls is definitely in contradiction to our natural heritage and our principles,” Sumaili added.
“The law actually forbids anybody to trade (in) and to use such objects — and so this is why we are saying for Zambians that this is a very unnatural thing.”
The minister said the ban was necessary after media reports emerged of s3x dolls being imported into Zambia, apparently from Asia.
Police are investigating, she added. “God created man and woman for s3xual satisfaction — but for a man or woman to use a lifeless object is immoral,” Sumaili said.
“Let’s not import foreign beliefs and experiences. Let us just believe in what we are.