POLICE PLEDGE TO QUELL POLITICAL VIOLENCE
Written by newsroom on July 12, 2020
The police command says it has observed a growing tendency of political party cadres storming police stations with impunity as has been the case in the recent incidents recorded in Lusaka and the Copperbelt provinces where some cadres were seen protesting or causing confusion at police stations.
Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja says the invasion of radio stations by political cadres whenever a political figure is being hosted has continued with the recent one being in Mufulira District of the Copperbelt Province.
He notes that another area of concern is the unending provocation, clashes and attacks happening at grave sites by the same political cadres.
Mr Kanganja has reminded citizens, that Zambia is a democratic country which has laws in place and any person who may feel aggrieved by the conduct of another should follow the due process of the law in lodging their complaints as opposed to abrogating provisions of the law.
The police chief has since warned all who think are above the law that being a law enforcement agency, the Zambia police shall not sit and watch the unruly conduct of political party cadres take its toll.
He says the tolerance which police officers have been exercising should not be taken for weakness.
Mr Kanganja says the police shall not at any point tolerate any misconduct or thuggery behaviour by anyone irrespective of their political affiliation and has since called on all police officers to ensure that such criminal conduct comes to an end.