IG dispels reports that a number of Medical Doctors were detained

 IG dispels reports that a number of Medical Doctors were detained

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has dispelled reports being circulated in some sectors of the media that Zambia Police arrested and detained Resident Medical Doctors.

Mr Kanganja said that only one Medical Doctor was called and interviewed by the Police.

He has expressed displeasure on the conduct of some Resident Medical Doctors who staged an Unlawful Assembly at their UTH Hostels in Lusaka.

Mr Kanganja described their conduct as an uncalled for and shall at no point be condoned by the police.

“It has come to our attention that not all those that paraded themselves as protesters are Medical Doctors but that among them were importers who joined with the aim of deceiving the public. This was evidenced by normal and smooth operations without any disruption of medical services at the health facility,” he said.

He said it is evident that the action is politically motivated and the police will follow the matter to the end.

Mr Kanganja has warned the doctors that if such conduct continues, they risk having their association deregistered with the Registrar of Societies as their activities is in contravention of their Constitution presented to the Registrar of Societies at the time of registration.

He has advised that those that would want to continue with their illegal activities will reconsider their position or risk being arrested.

Alice Nachilembe


Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.