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NO ONE HAS REPORTED BUUMBA MALAMBO FOR TRIBAL REMARKS-POLICE

NO ONE HAS REPORTED BUUMBA MALAMBO FOR TRIBAL REMARKS-POLICE

By ADRIAN MWANZA

POLICE Inspector General Lemmy Kajoba has said that the police will go after Kafue Town Council chairperson Buumba Malambo for making tribal remarks similar to those attributed to Patriotic Front member ChishimbaKambwili if aggrieved people report the matter.

A video of Ms Malambo allegedly making tribal remarks went virial raising eyebrows among Zambians including institutions like the Law Association Zambia (LAZ).  

Mr Kajoba said that the police would not hesitate to investigate and if possibleprosecute Ms Malambo if at all she made tribal remarks but emphasised that people needed to formally complain to the police. 

Mr Kajoba said that the police would not hesitate to investigate and if possibleprosecute Ms Malambo if at all she made tribal remarks but emphasised that people needed to formally complain to the police.

Ms Malambo during campaigns prior to the August 12 elections was heard encouraging Tongas to vote for a fellow Tonga because they were tribemates.

Mr Kajoba said he was not privy to that but police would not hesitate to go for her if she was found wanting.

“What I can assure you is that the police is not going to shield anyone, we will go after all those who have committed a similar offence despite their status or political affiliation,” he said.

Mr Kajoba said that the reason they had brought up Mr Kambwili was that people felt aggrieved by the comments he made and reported the matter which prompted them to take keen interest.

He said the police would not have even noticed the Kaumbwe incident had the matter not been reported and he called on those with information about similar cases to come forward.

“What I’m saying is that if people feel aggrieved by the comments made by MsMalambo, they should come forward and report the matter to us so that we can look at the matter and if really she is guilty then we are going to do the right thing,” he said.

Mr Kajoba said it was unfortunate that the police were being accused of being used to persecute people when in actual sense they were just doing their job impartially.

He said that people needed to understand that Mr Kambwili’s incident was not as a result of a witch-hunt or premeditated action by the police but that they were just acting on a complaint that was lodged by aggrieved people.

Mr Kajoba said the police was impartial and that it would continue to serve the people diligently regardless of their political affiliations.

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