Police have summoned Joy Productions in Lusaka over a video that went viral on social media depicting ritual killings.

In a statement issued by Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja, the video, titled Deadly Blood had the potential to create insecurity in the country.

“There is a video circulating on social media titled “Deadly Blood” in which some persons are shown being beaten and burnt using tyres by people carrying what seem to be military firearms. The same video is also captioned “Ritual killings in Lilanda and George Compounds in Lusaka” further “Ritual killers burned to ashes for killing human beings in Zambia.” Preliminary investigations have revealed that the video was produced by Joy Productions of Lusaka and that the same film producers have further advertised for actors through social media. It has however been noted with concern that the video in question is misleading and has potential to alarm and incite the general public and further create insecurity in the Country. It also has potential to promote instant mob justice in communities,” stated Kanganja

“Members of the public are hereby informed that the Police have summoned the producers of the film for further investigations. We wish to advise people in the film industry to always consult and be mindful of consequences certain sensitive productions and contents may have on the security of the nation. We appeal to the nation to remain calm and report any suspicious activities that may bring about the breach of peace in communities.”