Photos of the day: violence in Chilanga

Photos of the day: violence in Chilanga

Violence flared up in Chilanga Sunday afternoon during ongoing campaigns in the parliamentary by-election.

Police say will identify and arrest cadres  involved in the violence.

LUSAKA, 13TH MAY, 2018 – Inspector General of Police, Mr Kakoma Kanganja has called for the identification and arrest of all political cadres involved in the violence which happened in Chimanja ward of Kalundu area in Chilanga Constituency.

The violence which occurred today is reported to have happened when supporters of the UPND were passing near the Camp of the Patriotic Front which ultimately resulted into cadres from both Political Parties throwing stones at each other.

Medical reports have been issued to the injured both from the Patriotic Front and the UPND.

All those that will be found to be responsible of perpertrating violence will be dealt with accordingly regardless of their political affiliation.

The Inspector General has directed officers in the campaign zones to intensify foot and motorised patrols during day and night and remain firm but fair as they deal with such situations.

The Zambia Police has been calling on all Political Parties to submit Campaign Schedules for planning purposes so as to avoid clashes between cadres of opposing Political Parties.

We therefore reiterate our earlier call for all Political parties taking part in the Chilanga by election to submit their campaign schedules to Police as soon as possible so as to avoid such occurrences.

ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO
ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

 

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    Police in 2011they short and killed one upnd in chawama.we don’t even were that bagar of police his now you kanganja you want to start upnd. Aren’t that police first.

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    wanzelu 1 week ago

    The id1ot Chakolwa Lungu and his thugs should be ousted from power by any means possible. We are tired of PF violence and massive corruption.

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    Kakenenwa 1 week ago

    Mwata Katongo stories after stories

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    good head 1 week ago

    Who started throwing Stones? Am sure it is PF cadres.
    But it can’t come out that way. By the way..This is an old picture of 2016.
    Passing by if that is the to use should attract stone throwing.

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    you can only see the colour red in the pics cause the lethal green mamba strikes once & takes to the foilage for cover,watchout!

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    John Fendozi 1 week ago

    Police are useless, have no value in Zambia . The Army should patrol not these hungry police officers with their faded uniforms. Come here in America and learn how powerful the police are. 

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    MUNSHA KIMBALA 1 week ago

    MY VIEW IS THAT THE SOLDIERS SHOULD TAKE OVER THE MAINTAINANCE OF PEACE AND ORDER IN CHILANGA UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTIONS. WE ARE TIRED WITH THE PF HOOLIGANISM AND SAVAGERY. THE POLICE HAVE PROOVED TO BE INCAPABLE TO DO THEIR WORK, IN ADDITION THEY OPENLY SIDE WITH PF CADRES, THEY JUST GOOD AT ISSUING EMPTY STATEMENTS. SOLDIERS SHOULD MOVE IN TO END THE PF NONSENSE. 

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    munene 1 week ago

    Where is pf in these pics? I can only see danger blood colour…red..!

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      moses 1 week ago

      The colleagues in red look like they are enjoying a keep Zambia fit campaign! This is encouraging!