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.
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Man sets house on fire with wife and children inside it, leading to their deaths, police say
A MAN of Mporokoso district has been arrested in connection to the death of his wife, children and another person after he allegedly set their home on fire.
Police arrested Jonas Mwamba after he allegedly set ablaze a grass thatched house in which four people, among them his wife, were sleeping leading to their death.
Spokesperson Esther Katongo said police recieved a report that Beatrice Chanda aged 28 and her two children namely female juvenile Mirriam Kabwe aged nine and male juvenile Beanwel Musonda aged six and another unidentified person died in a grass thatched house after it was set ablaze by unknown persons.
She said preliminary investigations led to the arrest of Mwamba, the husband to Beatrice Chanda.
Mrs Katongo said Mwamba is detained in police custody for murder.
She said the couple is reported to have had marital disputes aftee Mwamba suspected his wife of having an extra marital affair and that he was in a tendency of issuing death threats to his wife.
“No information recieved by police so far is linking the deaths to politics as being insinuated on social media. If at all there are people with reliable information to what they are alleging, they should give that information to police,” he said.
Police arrest 10 people for beating up an alleged PF cadre at court
TEN people have been apprehended for allegedly assaulting a man, identified as Kafula Chileshe aged 39 of Matero Township at the Magistrate Court complex.
Police spokespersoon Esther Katongo said in a statement that the 10 descended on Mr Chileshe who had gone to court for tribunal hearings.
“It is alleged that the victim was assaulted at the gate as he was going to attend a Court session where there was ruling in the petition of Lusaka Mayoral seat and that whilst at the gate, a green mini bus stopped near him and the occupants descended on him and begun beating him,” she said.
Mrs Katongo said the victim sustained a swollen face and general body pains.
She said when police officers rushed to the scene, they apprehended 10 suspects out of which four where positively identified by the suspect during an identification parade which was conducted yesterday.
She said those identified are Robby Chinyama, Lackson Tembo, Vincent Zulu and Chivuka Chinyama who have been charged with Assault Occassioning Actual Bodily Harm.
Mrs Katongo said the suspects are detained in police custody awaiting Court appearance.
Antonio Mwanza steps down as PF Youth National Chairman and Media Director.
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) national youth chairman and party media director Antonio Mwanza has stepped down from his positions.
In a media statement, Mr Mwanza said he will remain an ordinary member of the party’s central committee.
“Further, I wish to indicate that I will also be stepping down as the party’s media director.
I pledge my loyalty and commitment to the Party and I pledge to continue working hard for the furtherance of the PF’s agenda,” he said.
Mr Mwanza thanked President Edgar Lungu for the trust and confidence he exhibited in him for the appointments.