THE Zambia Police have noted deliberate disregard of road traffic rules and regulations by political cadres whenever they are moving to and from party or national activities.
This is in response to the lawlessness exhibited by Patriotic Front cadres this morning as they went to attend the commissioning of lecture rooms graced by President Edgar Lungu at the University of Zambia Great East Road Campus.
Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo said the Police Service is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that law and order prevailed including on public roads.
“One such kind was today when some cadres from the Patriotic Front abrogated road traffic rules and regulations on their way to and from the University of Zambia where his Excellency, The President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu was scheduled to Commission the newly constructed teaching and learning Complex,” she said.
Mr Katongo said police will not sit idle and watch lawlessness taking its root.
She said the police had taken note of registration numbers of all motor vehicles which abrogated road traffic rules and regulations today and appropriate action shall be taken.
“We are therefore reminding carders of all political parties that they are, in no way, above the Law.
All those found wanting should have themselves to blame,” Mrs Katongo said.
Mabumba was not arrested because he neither recorded himself nor circulated the video, police say
Police arrest couple over their pornographic video on social media with gospel music playing in the background
POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a couple for allegedly circulating their pornographic video on social media with gospel music playing in the background.
In a media statement issued, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said police through the Cyber Crime Unit commenced investigations into a case of obscene material which was circulating on various social media platforms with gospel music playing in the background. She said investigations into the matter led to the arrest of John Chewe aged 31, a pharmacist and Angela Kapumba aged 24, a dental assistant both working at a private Hospital in Lusaka.
Mrs Katongo said the duo had initially reported to Luckson Mapushi Police Post from where they obtained a Police report that on February 19,between 02:00 hours and 05:00 hours, unknown people had broken into their motor vehicle and stole a phone which was containing the said video and later circulated on various social media platforms without their knowledge.
She however said investigations revealed that there was no such incidence involving the theft of the mobile phone in question and that the report given to police was aimed distancing themselves from what was circulating on social media.
“Chewe and Kapumba have been warn and cautioned for the offences of Prohibition of Pornography Contrary to section 102(a)(b) of the Electronic and Communications Transaction Act number 21 of 2009,Making a False Document contrary to section 344 , CAP 87, Uttering a false document contrary to section 352 of Cap 87 and Giving false information to a public officer contrary to section 125, CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia,” she said.
Mrs Katongo said the couple detained in police custody yet to be charged and will appear in court soon.