Police boss panics after hearing that juniors want president Voted out

After hearing that police officers, just like most citizens, also want president Edgar Lungu voted out in 2016,

Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani Stella Libongani has gone into panic mode.

Libongani who gets a huge salary and other allowances says it is not true that even police officers want President Edgar Lungu voted out in 2016.

Most Police officers live in abject and one of the biggest police camps Sikanze in Lusaka does not even have running water most of the time.

Libongani said in a statement that the Police Command would like to correct the ‘wrong impression’ and unfounded statement reported in today’s post newspaper Edition number 6870 under the Headline “Police Officers, like everyone else, want political leadership change in 2016 – Mucheleka.”

She said police officers individually and collectively as a department are not politicians therefore, will not tolerate people creating an impression that the Zambia Police is political.

“As Police Command, we would like to correct the wrong impression and unfounded statement reported in today’s post newspaper edition number 6870 under the Headline “Police Officers, like everyone else, want political leadership change in 2016 – Mucheleka”.

“I would like to state that police officers individually and collectively as a department are not politicians therefore, will not tolerate people creating an impression that the Zambia Police is political,” Ms Libongani said.

Mrs. Libongani said the mandate of the Zambia Police Service is to ensure the provision of utmost security which is critical at times like the one during elections.

“Our main duties among others are to save life and protect property in the interest of all people of the country and the state at large. Statements like the one in the Post Newspaper are an affront to our professional stance and therefore we would like to take this opportunity to remind our Police officers to remain professional and not to be swayed in political biases but to concentrate on fighting crime and lawlessness in the Country,” Mrs. Libongani said.

She said Politicians such as the former Independent Member of Parliament for Lubansenshi Constituency Mr. Patrick Mucheleka and FDD President Ms Edith Nawakwi should not be making statements linking the police to politics.

“Politicians such as Mr Patrick Mucheleka and Ms Nawakwi should not be making statements linking the police to politics.

“Equally, the press should desist from reporting unconfirmed reports which could have potential to influence the security of this country negatively,” she said

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