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General elections: We’ll not condone Political violence, warns Charity Katanga


WE will not entertain political violence before,during and after the general elections, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Charity Katanga has warned.

Ms Katanga also said police officers would soon be trained in various stages in readiness for the August 12 elections.

Ms Katanga assured that the service was ready to police the 2021 general elections in the same way they it had done in the past elections.

“We policed the 2011 general elections, we also policed the 2015 general elections and in 2016. We will again police the 2021 general elections, 

“I want to assure you that will work as a team to ensure that political violence is not entertained,” she said.

Ms Katanga was speaking yesterday when she paid a courtesy call on Central Province Minister, Sydney Mushanga, before touring Central Police Division to appreciate the operational challenges.

Ms Katanga said 2021 was an election year and more was expected of the police service in ensuring that the country held peaceful polls.

“Starting March through our cooperating partners, officers will be trained at various stages so that they are prepared for the general elections,” she said.

And Ms Katanga said the Zambia Police Service would engage political parties and the media on the need for a free, fair and credible elections.

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