by Abraham Kalito on 19 Jul 2018by Mukosha Funga on 19 Jul 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 19 Jul 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 19 Jul 2018
- Goal Diggers
by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 18 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 18 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 17 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 16 Jul 2018
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 19 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 17 Jul 2018
- Editor's Choice
by Percy Chanda, UPND on 15 Jun 2018by Elias Munshya on 11 Jun 2018by Akashambatwa Mbikusita-Lewanika on 31 May 2018by Chibamba Kanyama on 25 May 2018
by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 19 Jul 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 13 Jul 2018by Chense Chola on 7 Jul 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 22 Jun 2018
- Guest Diggers
by Sampa Kabwela on 14 Jul 2018by Chibamba Kanyama on 9 Jul 2018by Netsanet Belay - Amnesty International on 25 Jun 2018by Kalaki on 24 Jun 2018
Kapeso continues to dominate police commandBy Sipilisiwe Ncube on 17 Apr 2017
Southern Province police commissioner Bonny Kapeso is continuing to gain public attention above the top brass of the police command with a combative approach against the opposition UPND, as Zambia begins to record incomprehensible atrocities, which the ruling party claims to be politically motivated.
Following the arrest of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema, the country saw a few sporadic “Free-HH” protests for which the Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja did not hold a press briefing to condemn, as he was still nursing his own personal condemnation from the international community and local NGOs over the manner in which his officers raided HH’s house.
The ruling party, using various platform, equally took a swipe at Kanganja, accusing him of exposing President Edgar Lungu to obvious danger during the presidential motorcade incident that bore HH’s treason charge in Mongu on April 8, 2017.
Several PF youths called for the removal of Kanganja, saying Kapeso was best suited for the police top job, as he was less tolerant of opposition political parties.
Kapeso whose office is based in Choma reacted with a sharp and public criticism of his Livingstone based deputy commanding officer for “having a soft spot for the UPND”, after the opposition party successfully conducted a peaceful “Free HH” protest in the tourist capital.
“Firstly, the local command in Livingstone should be scolded and scolded in the strongest terms for allowing UPND cadres reach the police station with their placards without being arrested or dispersed. I am highly disappointed with the leadership of the deputy officer commanding, Mr. Makanga for having a soft spot for the opposition,” Kapeso said in a statement which was distributed to the media.
He then instructed police officers to use “reasonable force” in dealing with the opposition party members and to show allegiance to President Edgar Lungu; attracting kudos from the PF brute-force wing.
In his latest orders, which by far surpasses the aggression exerted by his Lusaka Province counterpart Nelson Phiri who is superintending over HH’s custody, Kapeso has directed all police officers in southern province to be in full riot gear tomorrow and be ready for a showdown with UPND supporters.
“All police officers in Southern Province are hereby directed to be in full riot attire and be ready to confront and neutralize any form of violence in their districts without fail,” said Kapeso.
“All members of the public who desire to live in peace, am asking them to stay away from violence if they value their lives. Tomorrow is seen as a litmus test for the police in Southern Province.”
Take a listen
Yesterday, Lusaka recorded a fierce inferno that gutted 120 shops at Kamwala shopping centre, an incident which the PF say was an act of arson by the UPND aimed at mounting pressure on the government to release their incarcerated leader.
Earlier yesterday, a police officer died in a road traffic accident involving the presidential motorcade, following a tyre burst.
About Sipilisiwe Ncube
Sipilisiwe Ncube is a Zambian journalist with a background in radio news.
Email: sipilisiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
- Political interference has forced ECZ staff to abandon citizens’ interests – Kangwa - 19 Jul 2018
- ZEMA refutes charging Zambeef K118,116 in licence fees - 19 Jul 2018
- Let’s make healthy local food sexy – HIVOS - 19 Jul 2018
- NDC youths to stage countrywide protests against AVIC - 19 Jul 2018
- Kapwepwe becomes new COMESA SG, as Lungu demands equity from block - 18 Jul 2018
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend