Explain Zambia-Zimbabwe Police Cooperation, Kabonde Told

The Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) has demanded the Zambia police service to clearly state to the nation what kind of cooperation they want to engage with the Zimbabwe republican police.
SACCORD says it is concerned with media reports that the Zambia police force is likely to partner with the Zimbabwe republic police in combating possible elections violence during the forthcoming general elections.
SACCORD executive director Lee Habasonde wondered why the Zambia police would see it fit to work with the Zimbabwe police in policing the country’s elections when the whole world is fully aware of the brutality of the Zimbabwe police force.
Mr. Habasonde has also demanded police inspector general Francis Kabonde to explain if the engagement of the Zimbabwe police force is an admission that the Zambian police do not have the capacity to police the country’s forthcoming general elections, despite the billions of kwacha that has been spent to re-train the police in preparation for the elections.
He wondered what Zambia police has to learn from Zimbabwe police force, who he said do not have any good record in promoting and protecting human rights as well as policing elections.
The SACCORD director observes that any cooperation with a foreign police force will only undermine Zambia’s own national security.
Mr. Habasonde says SACCORD believes that the responsibility of providing security to the citizens solely lies in the hands of the Zambia police force and not any foreign police force.
He has since appealed to Zambian citizens to reject and condemn the Zambian police’s attempt to engage foreign police entities to police the country’s elections.

11 Responses to "Explain Zambia-Zimbabwe Police Cooperation, Kabonde Told"

  1. kamwendo   August 17, 2011 at 5:49 am

    KABONDE THIS IS ALOT OF SHIT, ZAMBIA IS NOT A COLONY OF RBish’s ZIMBABWE!!! POLICING IN ZAMBIA is for Zambia Police!! If Kabonde has FAILED, simply pack your bags, get your pension which we foot for you & stop making a mockery of the beautiful country!!!

  2. Erick   August 17, 2011 at 6:13 am

    That would be a disgrace!!!!! Honestly please. What do we need Zimbabwe for, please na pa pa ta!!!! Are we not capable of handling our own internal affairs!!! What do we need external help for? We have our own cops. We have our own army to protect citizens should there be violence. So why bring in Zimbabwean hooligans!! Those same satanic cops will hurt our people and only make the situation worse. They may even destroy our property. This is dangerous thinking – to bring in Zimbabweans. Once we let these guys in, there will be future problems. This thinking must stop and must be prevented at all cost.
    I’m speechless!!!

  3. GEORGE   August 17, 2011 at 6:18 am

    If its true zim cops are to come then RB is not real zambian citizen.we have been having elections without inviting cops from other countries whats wrong with RB? Zambian cops and soldiers wake up this man RB Wants to destroy zambia.

  4. Mwewa   August 17, 2011 at 6:28 am

    It is like asking a fox (Zimbabwe) to watchover a hen house. It is public knowledge Zimbabwe’s democratic record with their police is terrible. Zambia is a peacful country because the Zambian police have done a good job since 1964.
    Please give our Zambian police credit they can handle the elections as they have done all these years. Why would one try to rob them of their confidence, good record and hardwork?
    Zambian police need to go to Zimbabwe not the other way around. I am so tired of MMD making Zambians look incomptent and take away their confidence. They have sold all the companies. So many doctors, teachers, engineers have left Zambia for diaspora because MMD does not have confidence in them. Now they are playing with the Zambian police integrity and good reputation. They may not be perfect but Zambian police try their best and their record of keeping peace in Africa is evident. They could get more training and organise Zambian volunteers to help. Please do not insult Zambians with ruthless, brutal, Mugabe controlled and uncaring Zimbabwe police. MMD please have confidence in your Zambian people for a change.

  5. mugabelism   August 17, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Zambians should not be surprised. We all know for the fact that rupiah bamba is zimbabwean, malawian and not a zambian. So, it is probable that he can engage his brothers, the zimbabwean police to secure his post as zambian president in a foreign country which happened to be zambia. The mugabelists are springing up in africa. Mugabelism ideology states that, anybody, who opposes the govt in power is proned to be slaughtered or brutally submerged to the current system whether likes it or not. Why are they calling mugabe police? They know how capable brutality those chaps are. Zambia is not zimbabwe and shall never be.
    Francis kabonde, sata is winning, and has got two words for you when he gets to plot one, “you fired!!”

  6. Pastor Mukupa   August 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

    How can our leaders think to betray us for the sake of power hungry? this cleary shows that mr RB is not capable of being a president for the beautful and blessed land of Zambia or he is not in office bcoz Zambians voted him so he wants to return it in maner like Mugabe did to Zimbabwe. So he is calling the Zimbabwean police to help him or how does he think they will be violence when allalong there wasn’t violence in Zambia?

  7. MBEWE   August 17, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Oh no this is like in middle east now where saudi arabia sends troops to bahrain to shoot civilians only that here it Will be short buttons and long buttons on innocent citizens. What are they here to protect?? Zambia is better than zimbabwe in terms of good governance. Do we have that much money to import police?are zambian still that un rully to call zimbabwe police?????????? Shame.

  8. Noah   August 17, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Those who are supporting the coming of zim cops have failed to think.

  9. MMC Chilebabes   August 17, 2011 at 10:52 am

    This is inciting violence, I even saw the anti riot trucks on road test & that the gvmnt has bought alot of tear gases this year.
    Why preach about peach when you are already getting prepared for violence? what does that mean?
    Rb not zambian nowanda hes does not care about the pipo of zambia. true zim police are brutal & known for torture. Shame on chitumbuwa rb with hes supporters!!!

  10. Celeb in the Making   August 17, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Zambia is not Zim! We shall not the brutal corrupt cop of Zim to enter this land!! Time for change is now & we are changin govt!

  11. Celeb in the Making   August 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Zambia is not Zim! We shall not allow the brutal corrupt cops of Zim to enter this land!! Time for change is now & we are changin govt!