Police begin probing the so called assassination plot

THE police have launched investigations into an alleged plot by unnamed opposition leaders and retired army generals planning to assassinate Government leaders spearheading the fight against corruption.

Inspector-General of Police Martin Malama told the PF government controlled Times of Zambia that the police would not condone criminality and lawlessness. He said people that were plotting criminality and lawlessness would face the full wrath of the law. He said the police would safeguard the country against any external and internal threats against the country. “The police will ensure that the country continues to enjoy the peace it has been enjoying and I want to categorically state that the country is safe,” he said.

Dr Malama, however, assured that the country was safe for both local and foreign investments. He said the people in the country would continue to enjoy the protection of the police service. He said the police received various threats against their lives from some citizens and it was their obligation to investigate such allegations and that those to be found wanting would be prosecuted by the courts of law.

Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba told the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) on Wednesday that some opposition leaders and ex-generals were plotting to assassinate Government leaders that were spearheading the fight against corruption. Mr Mwamba said security agencies were trailing these people.

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