Police advised to take action on acts of lawlessness

 Police advised to take action on acts of lawlessness

The UPND has advised the Zambia Police to take decisive action against anybody found committing acts of political impunity regardless of political affiliation.

UPND National Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says it is a pity that some criminal elements have taken advantage of the transition period to commit atrocities which include harassment and intimidation of government workers.

Mr Mweetwa says the party and the Republican President Elect Hakainde Hichilema have received disturbing information of civil servants that use District Commissioners being harassed in some parts of the country such as Chongwe by perceived political elements.

He said this action is at variance with pronouncements by the President Elect that his administration will be anchored on the strength of the rule of law as well as supremacy of the law and will therefore not allow acts of lawlessness.

He has since advised the police to bring normalcy and order by decisively dealing with perpetrators of crime adding that there is no power vacuum in the country despite the change in administration.
A number of District Commissioners across the country have reportedly abandoned their duty posts in fear of victimisation and harassment by perceived political elements.

The Independent Observer


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