Malawi Bans Farting In Public: Bottom Inspectors At Large
HAS Malawi banned farting in public? And, if it has, how can the bottom inspectors prove who farted? Will insurgents find it irrestible to respond to police probings with the playground phrase “Smelt it dealt it“?
Will police retort with an equally childish, “Who made the rhyme did the crime”?
And what is the official ruling on smelly cheese?
Malawi’s Justice Minister George Chaponda says the new Local Courts Bill promote “public decency” by banning farting in public. As he tells local radio:
“Just go to the toilet when you feel like farting.”
But the country’s Solicitor General Anthony Kamanga, who says the phrase “fouling the air” means pollution.
The bill declares:
“Any person who vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the public to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.”
Next they’ll be arresting all the cows, the car drivers, the garlic munchers…