Politics

IG challenged over opposition cases

By GIDEON NYENDWA

THE Inspector General of Police should act on cases that the opposition political parties are reporting because the way things are moving it is clear the police are fighting political battles for the UPND, The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has charged.

NDC secretary general Charles Kabwita said the police were fighting political battles because if that was not the case they would have been treating all the cases equally regardless of where they were coming from.

Mr Kabwita said earlier this year, he reported Kafue mayor Buumba Malambo to for tribal remarks that had potential to divide the nation but up to now nothing has been done about it.

He said it was shocking the police summoned Patriotic Front (PF) member of the central committee Chishimba Kambwili on the same tribal remarks simply because he was from the opposition.

Mr Kabwita said another PF member Raphael Nakacinda reported UPND members who were threatening his life but the police did nothing about it.

He said the police were supposed to offer a service to the people regardless of their political affiliation.

Mr Kabwita said all the political giants of the PF had been summoned by the police and some of the cases that they were summoned on were even laughable.

He said it was unfortunate that the police now get instructions from nonentities because they belong to the ruling party.

Mr Kabwita said that he would not rest until Ms. Malambo was questioned by the police for the alleged tribal remarks that had potential to ignite a genocide.

He said Ms Malambo was on record telling the people of Kafiue that they should vote for a Tonga president, Mayor, Member of Parliament and councillors, a thing that he reported to the police but no action has been taken.

“The only way I am going to know that the police are not fighting political battles is when they summon her for those remarks,” Mr Kabwita said.

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