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Clothing store manager covers two young women in yellow paint after catching them shoplifting

By Mason White 7:25 PM March 24, 2016
Two shoplifters covered in yellow paint 

By: Wayne Morin
People in Zambia, are angry after a clothing store manager publicized photos, showing two young women covered in yellow paint.

The Human Rights Commission has condemned the attack and described it as torture and inhuman.

The incident unfolded at the Jet Stores located at the Presidential Housing Initiative shopping mall in Lusaka. The two women, aged 19 and 21, were covered in yellow paint after they were accused of shoplifting.

The manager took photos of the women and published them on social media sites. HRC chief Mweetwa Muleya said that the act by Jet Stores was cruel and demeaning to the two young women.

The commission said that it will summon the Jet Stores manager and the two victims for further investigation before deciding on the appropriate punishment.

Jet Stores announced that they have fired all employees involved in the incident.