Mozambique university bans dreadlocks, ‘improper dressing’

Maputo – A Mozambican university has caused a social media uproar after it reportedly banned students from wearing dreadlocks, sandals, shorts and tight dresses.

According to a tweet posted by a Human Rights Watch researcher, Zenaida Machado, the University of Zembeze published a statement on Tuesday in which it said that the ban was an effort to stamp out what it described as “inadequate dressing”. 

The ban will be effective from Monday, April 3. 

Following the announcement, a number of people took to social media to express their views, with some criticising it as “an ancient colonial move aimed at undermining Africans”.


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