Zambia police threatens arrest over sex dolls and vibrators

Police in Zambia have threatened to arrest persons found in the possession of sex dolls and vibrators, a local portal, Mwebantu reports.

According to police spokesperson, Esther Katongo, the laws of the country considered such items as ‘obscene material’ adding that their importation, sale or possession are illegal.

“Possession of obscene materials in this country is an offence. Read section 177 of the Penal code Importation check section 177 (1)(b) and Section 177 (1)  criminalizes taking part in such business,” Katongo explained.

She was responding to questions from journalists who wanted to know the status of sex dolls as per Zambian laws. The southern African country is largely conservative and frowns on a number of issues including same-sex relationships.

The police recently mounted a hunt for two alleged lesbians after photos circulating online showed them openly expressing their relationship.

Zambians have, however, been expressing varied opinions over the directive. Some insist the law never made any provision for sex dolls whiles others see it as a step in the right direction.