Shop staff fired for abusing two shoplifters


By National Reporter

MANAGEMENT of Jets Stores in Lusaka has fired all its workers who took part in the painting and harassment of two teenage girls who were caught on camera stealing clothes from the shop.

The managers at the clothing store located at the PHI mall informed officers from the Human Rights Commission who stormed the shop on Tuesday afternoon that it has dismissed all the workers who participated in the act.

The firm has also stated that the sacked employees will have to bear their own legal costs in an event that the case goes to court.

Meanwhile, Young African Leader’s Initiative (YALI) governance advisor Isaac Mwanza says action must be taken against the store for human rights violations.

Mr Mwanza said all investors whether foreign or local must respect Zambian laws that govern the country and respect people’s fundamental rights as stated in the Constitution.

He added that the action by Jet Store employees to paint two suspected women shoplifters was uncalled for and they should be prosecuted.

“As YALI we call upon all women from the rights movement to ensure they stop those meetings they have in board rooms and come out and hold a peaceful protest at Jet Stores,” he said.

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