The Police Service Commission has fired four officers from Sesheke for allegedly beating up violent PF cadres during the just ended parliamentary by-elections in that area.
PF Secretary General Davies Mwila had written to Inspector General of Police, Kakpma Kanganja, demanding answers on why his party members suffered brutality at the hands of police and on why they were “butchered like common criminals”.
Police have acted swiftly by firing senior officers; senior Superitendent Officer commanding Sesheke District Shaapa Wakunguma, second officer commanding Sesheke District Chilongo Fleming, Assistant superintendent in charge of Sesheke police station Lengwe Borniface, and Constable Mukela Fridric of Sesheke Police Station.
“SHQ 53/15/14 of 16/02/19 XX be informed that the police service commission acting in the name of and on behalf of His Excellency the President has with immediate effect directed that the following officers are retired in the national interest; 1986 Mr. Shaapa Wakunguma S/Supt Officer commanding Sesheke District; 2672 Mr. Chilongo Fleming, second officer commanding Sesheke District; 2865 Mr. Lengwe Borniface A/Supt officer in charge Sesheke police station; 40453 Const Mukela Fridric of Sesheke Police Station. Their last day of working was on 15/02/19xx letters of retirement in post xx inform the concerned officers accordingly xx,” read the dismissal form.
Meanwhile, Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo has confirmed the dismissal, saying a detailed ministerial statement will be issued to Parliament during the course of this week.
“Disciplinary action has been taken against some officers involved in policing the Sesheke bye election. A comprehensive Ministerial statement statement will be issued in Parliament within the course of the week,” Katongo told journalists, Sunday.