Deputy Inspector General of Police Malcolm Mulenga has warned salaula traders to stop selling military attire.
In a statement today, Mulenga regretted that despite several warnings people were still wearing defence force or police uniforms.
He reminded citizens that being convicted for wearing such attire carried a sentence of not less than 15 years.
“Zambia Police Service has observed with dismay the manner in which members of the public have continued to abuse the dressing of military regalia. The State Security Act CAP 111 Section 6 (1)(A) of the Laws of Zambia states in part that any person without lawful authority who uses or has in his possession, imports or manufactures any uniform of the Defence Force or the Police Service or any other official uniform of the Republic or any dress closely resembling the same as likely to deceive or falsely represent himself to be a person who has been entitled to wear any such uniform, shall be guilty of an offence and liable of conviction to imprisonment for a term of not less than fifteen (15) years. It is against this background that the Zambia Police Service wishes to warn of stern warn action against all those that shall continue to disregard this provision,” stated Mulenga.
“I also wish to take this opportunity to warn second hand clothes dealers and traders who are in the habit of selling the aforementioned attire to the members of the public to desist from such dealings as the long arm of the Law will not spare any perpetrators. The Zambia Police in conjunction with other security wings shall enforce this law to the latter.”