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Controversy has once again hit the national beauty pageant, Miss World Zimbabwe, as has now become norm. Once again, nude pictures alleged to be of the recently crowned queen, Emilia Kachote, are at the centre of the storm.If proved true, evidently, history is repeating itself as the development comes on the heels of the controversial dethronement of last year’s beauty queen, Thabiso Phiri, over her alleged leaked nude pictures.

Six months after Phiri’s infamous exit, Malaika Mushandu, a former national beauty queen and A-list model stood accused of posing nude as well.

Models join a long list of prominent personalities and ordinary citizens who have grabbed the headlines for exposing their privates.

The craze for capturing personal x-rated images does not seem to wane in spite of the fallout for those who are caught out.

Marriages have disintegrated, careers have been disrupted but it looks like many people still believe that they are the ones who will get away with it.

After all, sex tapes alone gave rise to internationally acclaimed socialites like Paris Hilton and Kim Kadashian who are enjoying the “fruits of their labour” to date.

Back home Pokello Nare’s regional dominance continues to spread since her sex tape with singer Desmond “Stunner” Chideme made news.

Nare has argued that there is nothing wrong with capturing her Kodak moments in the comfort of one’s personal space.

After all, it is your business what you do with your body and your mobile phone, she fumed.

Nare’s view is shared amongst a large number of people if the rise of the naked business is anything to by. For a country where we claim to espouse UbuntuHunu many of us seem to have reached a crossroads between the traditional outlook towards sex and nakedness.

We are even at variance with our adopted religions of Christianity and Islam to which the majority of us claim ardent or nominal adherence.

The first book of Corinthians encourages people to desist from sinning against the body. In fact, immorality on the body is described as a form of polluting the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Verse 20 says: “For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.”

More so the sentiments are echoed in the Koran when it says: “Say to the believing men that they restrain their looks and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. And say to the believing women that they restrain their looks and guard their private parts (24:31,32).”

Perhaps the answer lies in the absence of punishment for most offenders.

The law of the land has a bold stance against pornography and its possession making it illegal in Section 26 of the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act.

It is therefore prohibited to record a video or film material that is indecent or obscene.

Section 1a says, “Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level six or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year or to both such fine and such imprisonment.”

However, the sex tape and nude pictures trend seems destined to run unchecked as long as smart phones and access to the net are with us.

Source : The Herald