The Zambia Police says that they have observed with concern the increased levels of propaganda by some politicians who have adopted a campaign strategy of posting pictures of violent incidences which occurred in other countries purporting that they happened in Zambia.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said the post on a tweeter account in the names of Hakainde Hichilema circulating on various social media platforms in which a picture depicting a man with raised hands and fire in the background has been posted insinuating that the incident occurred in Mpika District in Zambia.
Ms Katongo said police has never recorded such an occurrence in Mpika District here in Zambia.
She has urged members of the public to disregard the post and treat it with the contempt that it deserves.
Ms Katongo said every individual should always strive to play a role in promoting peace.
“We are warning politicians to desist from engaging themselves in acts that have potential to plunge the country in chaos in the name of politics.
“We are reiterating our usual call for politicians to stick to issue based campaigns as opposed to propaganda or politics of deception that may trigger public disorder especially this time when we are heading towards the poll day,” she said.
An inquiry in the matter has been opened.