INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned that police will deal with those planning to hold a protest today.
In a short statement issued today, Kanganja said police are already aware that the protestors are streaming from some bush around chalala area in Lusaka.
We are already on the ground. Patrols continue. We are also aware that they are streaming from some bush around chalala, ” Kanganja said.
He said the unlucky protestors will have to blame themselves because the Police will deal with them accordingly.
Eight people die in a road traffic accident in Petauke district , police say
EIGHT people have died while seven others sustained serious injuries after a truck and a Mitsubishi Fuso collided head on in Petauke District of Eastern Province.
The accident happened on Friday around 21:30 hours near Musambazi Bridge, 25km west of Petauke Boma along Great East Road.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed in a statement that the accident happened when the driver of the Volvo truck identified as Trust Mawele failed to keep to his lane and collided head on with an incoming Fuso truck which was being driven by an unknown man with unknown number of passengers on board.
Katongo said in the process, seven unknown people sustained serious injuries and are admitted to Petauke District Hospital and Minga Mission Hospital respectively while Eight unidentified persons died on the spot, and that among them, Six were males and two females.
She said the bodies are in Petauke District Hospital mortuary awaiting identification and post-mortem.
And Katongo said police have not yet established whether or not the drivers of both motor vehicles are among the victims.
Kakoma Kanganja implores Police officers involved in policing elections to be professional in executing their duties.
INSPECTOR General of Police, Kakoma KANGANJA has implored Police officers involved in policing elections in Mwansabombwe Constituency to be professional in executing their duties.
Mr. Kanganja cautioned officers against involving themselves in politics saying all those wishing to do so should resign and hand over the Police uniform.
He said the role of the Police is to ensure that law and order prevails.
“The Head of State has always said that he does not condone political violence. Be diligent and professional as you discharge your duties,” Mr. Kanganja said.
He advised officers involved in policing elections not to take sides but ensure that the law is applied fairly.
The Inspector General is in the area to check on the security situation and welfare of Police officers in Mwansabombwe District.
And Chief Mwata Kazembe of the Lunda people said he will not condone any political violence ahead of the forthcoming coming Parliamentary By- Election.
The traditional leader says Mwansabombwe is a peaceful constituency which all political parties must respect.
He says all political parties taking part in the By- election should conduct only issue based campaigns and not engage in violent activities.
He called on the Police deployed in the area to police the By-election slated for 17th September, 2020 to ensure peace prevails before, during and after the By election.
He said police presence in the area should not put fear in voters but instill hope for peaceful campaigns and elections.
The traditional leader said this when the Police Chief paid a courtesy call on him today at his palace in Mwansabobwe.
(Story and Picture by Police Public Relations unit)
Zambia Police Service concludes the rolling out of Point of Sale (POS) machines to all provinces across the Country
THE Zambia Police Service has concluded the rolling out of Point of Sale (POS) machines to all provinces across the Country.
In a statement issued by police public relations unit, the newly introduced system which enables members of the public to pay for their fines and prescribed fees using visa cards has since been rolled out to the 10 provinces.
Speaking in Ndola, during the roll out of the system for Copperbelt, Muchinga, North Western, Northern and Luapula Provinces, Inspector General of Police, Kakoma Kanganja urged responsible officers to sensitise members of the public on the procedure and use of the new system.