STATEMENT BY THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE ON THE HOLD OF PUBLIC PROCESSIONS
As Zambia Police we have time and again reminded those wishing to hold public processions to abide by the provisions of the Public Order Act.
As a law enforcement agency, we will not relent to remind and enforce the provisions of this act in order to maintain law and order in the country.
As for those who are calling for the breach of this Act, we would like to send a timely warning that we will not tolerate lawlessness in the country.
Those wishing to demonstrate are free to do so as long as they follow the provisions of the Public Order Act.
We would also like to categorically point out that we stand ready to ensure that law and order prevails in the country for the betterment of all citizens
We are therefore warning those calling for the breach of the provisions of holding public processions as stipulated in the Act to desist from doing so or face the full wrath of the law.
As Police we will use all the powers vested in us as a principle law enforcement agency to ensure that law and order is maintained.
INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE