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Police BATTER QFM Journalist In Break-Up Of UPND ‘PEACEFUL’ Demonstration

Police in Lusaka this morning broke-up a demonstration by United Party for National Development youths, to press for the resignation of Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito.

Police broke-up the demonstration just as the UPND youths tried to join into Addis Ababa Drive from their party headquarters situated on Lagos road in Rhodespark.

The police who fought running battles with the UPND youths managed to apprehend some of the protesting youths who have since been detained.

QFM staffer Alexander Musokotwane who went to cover the demonstration was also beaten up be Police officers despite having an identity card.

Traffic on Addis Ababa drive was temporarily interrupted as the Police tried to restore order.

The UPND had vowed to defy a ban by the provincial police command not to go ahead with the demonstration.

The UPND and other opposition political parties are calling for resignation of the DPP over the K14 billion debt owed by the defunct Zambian Airways to the Development Bank of Zambia in which he was one of the Directors.

And Lusaka province Police commissioner Charity Katanga who led the police operation said Police will not allow lawlessness to take place in the country.

Ms. Katanga has further dismissed claims that the decision by police to stop the UPND demonstration was politically motivated.

She says the UPND was supposed to follow the correct procedure in airing out their views to the public.

 

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59 Responses to Police BATTER QFM Journalist In Break-Up Of UPND ‘PEACEFUL’ Demonstration

  1. son of Hichilema Reply

    June 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Ba woods 2010 I like yo comments William Banda and HH in the lake, Wat can the small fish behave?and this is a result we expected.

  2. mulemfwe Reply

    June 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Some how WILLIAM is getting to so soon.The UPND cant realise that.Lets wait and see what next. thugs.

  3. chendabwamba Reply

    June 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Ba UPND just chill PF managed 2 defeat MMD becoz of william banda de guy z finished so he jst want 2 finish u n go back 2 malawi esh UPND u ar doomed
    bafikala twalamisotinja

  4. de novo Reply

    June 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Ba HH mutekanye. William Banda alamipwishapo fye. You are burying yourselves in sand. Even yourself HH, you can’t allow others to defy the police order if you were the head of state. You do things as if you are headless chickens. Be objective.

  5. Yamwela Reply

    June 8, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Zambia Policemen and Policewomen are poorly educated Commissioner Katanga is the waste she thinks she is in Zimbabwe.President Sata is the most useless Zambia has ever hard.

  6. monga Reply

    June 9, 2012 at 11:29 am

    imwe tufikala tu police,u ar jst civillians.dnt b 2 overzealous 4 nothin,switch oooon. . . .

  7. Believer Reply

    September 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    This is not even an election year. Can “you pee any dee” take it easy. Sata has already failed so there is no need to panic.

  8. Real Man Reply

    September 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Zambia is watching women policing style. Seem not to be doing fine in any way. I remember the likes of Ephraim Mateo and the late Waza…Nabapomwe baliishiba ati eba police.

  9. lordship Reply

    October 17, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    HH u are not showing leadership qualities ur just too childsh SATA also switch on.

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