A combined team of police and officers from the Zambia Information Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) have raided CEC Liquid Telecom in search of phone tapping equipment.

The move comes in the wake of a leaked telephone conversation between President Edgar Lungu’s spokesperson Amos Chanda and Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja in which the State House press aide is urging the police commander to use force when dealing with opposition political party supporters.

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The recording was released anonymously, leaving the police and the technology authority to launch an investigation.

Today, ZICTA and police officers raided the Wholesale Internet Service provider to confiscate what they believe to be equipment used for phone tapping, in violation of the ZICTA Act.