When you are involved in a road accident, you certainly expect the police to help. But not in Zambia. They will either beat you to death or steal from your vehicle. In these photos and video, this tanker carrying petrol overturned between Mkushi and Serenje yesterday (Sunday). As you can see, Zambia police officers in uniform joined residents to draw oil from the tanker. The villagers were ordered by the police to draw the oil then take to the police car. One thief, a female police officer in civilian clothes, is even heard questioning the Watchdog reporter on the scene why he is taking photos.
The driver of the tanker, a Tanzanian, was in shock from the accident and behaviour of the Zambia police. When he tried to protest, he was taken to the police station and later to hospital for check ups while the police continued draining his tanker. See the theft on video here
On Saturday, the Zambia police beat to death a ZAF officer over a minor traffic accident.