Unnecessary bloodshed looming in Southern province as govt sends armed policemen

Unnecessary bloodshed looming in Southern province as govt sends armed policemen

Libongani is sending armed policemen to b eat peaceful demonstrators

The PF government is likely to cause unnecessary bloodshed on Monday in Southern province.

Inspector-General of Police Stella Libongani has revealed that hundreds of armed police officers from Lusaka have been sent to Southern Province to deal with youths who intend to protest on Youth Day against government’s realignment of districts.

Libongani told journalists in Lusaka that the armed police officers from Lusaka will join other officers in the province to beat up any youths who will hold peaceful demonstrations

Libongani said the police will not entertain the protesters.

“We have sent a team of local officers to Southern Province to help the officers there to guard the situation. We will be monitoring the situation, those who will be found to be breaking the law will be dealt with,” she said.

But the Watchdog has been informed that youths in the province are equally mobilising themselves to protest on youth day which falls on Monday.

Thousands of youths in Southern Province intend to use the Youth Day to reject the ‘amputation’ of Chirundu and Itezhi-Itezhi districts from Southern province.

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