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"Dress Appropriately": Government Tells Journalists Covering Belarus President's Visit

The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcast Services has told journalists who wish to cover the visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, to dress ‘appropriately’.

Lukashenko arrived in Zimbabwe yesterday and will be in the country until February 1,  on a historic state visit. 

An official from the Information Ministry said in a statement that all female journalists wishing to cover the Belarusian head of state should not wear ‘revealing’ clothes while male media practitioners were advised to tuck-in their shirts as it is a formal event.

Reads the statement:

As you may be aware the nation will host the Head of State from Belarus,” read the statement.

“It is therefore imperative that as the media fraternity, we do our duty & cover the activities that will be soon availed to us in due course.

“But meanwhile & whilst we wait for the programme, I urge you who wish to cover activities that shall take place at the State House to…dress appropriately at all times.

“No casual wear soccer jerseys political regalia. Males tuck in & jacket is encouraged because it’s a formal event.

“Females no revealing clothes but anything descent.

Lukashenko had a private dinner with his Zimbabwe counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House last night. 

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