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SACCORD Advises Lusaka Police Chief Not To Be Emotional And Too Excited


The Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) has advised Lusaka province commissioner of police Charity Katanga not to be too excited and take Lusaka as her home village.

SACCORD information officer Obby Chibuluma says it is very unfortunate that Ms. Katanga could openly declare that she has gone on a war path in relation to yesterday’s foiled UPND demostration.

Mr. Chibuluma says Ms. Katanga should not be emotional when doing her job but should sober up and follow the law.

He notes that the police should always be aware of the fact that there is a constitution governing the country and that human rights must always be respected.

Speaking in an interview with QFM, Mr. Chibuluma says Ms. Katanga’s behavior when stopping the UPND youths from going ahead with their planned demonstration showed that the police service is so excited and lacks professionalism.

He has since called on the Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani to take a responsibility of disciplining erring police OFFICERS.

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37 Responses to SACCORD Advises Lusaka Police Chief Not To Be Emotional And Too Excited

  1. ha!

    June 7, 2012 at 9:34 am

    SACCORD must be ashamed for this comment the poor polie woman was just doing her job, because the permit was not issued so whatever she did was in the interest of the constitution SO STOP INSULTING THE LADY BLAME YO CONSTITUTION

  2. ha!

    June 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

    IN ADDITION the up and down guys acted way too early to demostrate, why are they fighting for the judges if they know they(judges) are innocent? why are they scared of the same courts they use to inflict pain on others.and rupia banda seems to be happy also, he think they(judge muzo and fellows) will protect him and his sons,shame

  3. Tione

    June 7, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Charity Katanga is very dull who land that position because of her p**sy!

  4. zest

    June 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Do we ask ourselves why we protest in the name of the party and not for a better Zambia? I would like to see a person who would stand and say it is wrong and put all the illegal things that has taken place in the judicial system. some of the people bitten up cannot quote anything illegal about Mutembo Nchito, just used by politicians. The nation should speak not the opposition parties. Imagine HH was not even there and only can to appear to condemn the police. Ask Kaunda & all his friends they will tell you.

  5. Yoyo

    June 7, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Sure Charity should not think this is her home village or even her home. This kind of brutality is what we condemned in MMD and PF is either repeating it or reminding us. Nothing wrong with a peaceful demonstration whether they are right or wrong. A demonstration is just a way of expressing an opinion and that should not be discouraged as it is a check and balance to government

  6. Tomato Balunda

    June 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

    SACCORD should also tell UPND’s “Political Animal” Bandawe not to get excited. UPND sure, how can you accept someone rejected by the MMD? MMD If MMD can reject sum1 – gee!

  7. onward

    June 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

    BA CHARITY BE SERIOUS ON THE POLICE SERVICE NOT POLICE FORCE. REMEMBER THAT THE ARE PEOPLE NOT PROTECTED BY LAW LIKE YOU, MUTEMBO, AND ALL THOSE WHO FEEL ARE EXECUTIVES. LET PEOPLE AIR THEIR VIEWS EVEN IF IT IS NONSENCE WE NEED TO HEAR IT. WE EXPECT YOU PROFESSIONALS TO TELL US ABOUT THE LAW & PROTESTS.

  8. ha!

    June 7, 2012 at 10:46 am

    @ Tione u are very uncivilised, i hope u understand the term uncivilised and appreciate it, thats yo mother u are insulting my friend

  9. ha!

    June 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

    what we have seen is nothing but william bandas impact in the party

  10. Joejudges

    June 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

    @ ha!.iwe shit iwe.wembushi weh.hw do u discredit saccord.do u even knw yo rights.wa fundwa kwisa?that katanga whom does she wnt 2 impress?galz galz galz

  11. TUPAC

    June 7, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Obby,charity was just doing her job.These mathafackerz could have brought chaos in tha city.The police refused to give them tha permit but they[ cadres] said they ill go ahead and demonstrate despite that.So you wanted the bumas to sit and watch?Blunder has started destroying you, RETURN IF POSSIBLE.

  12. opness

    June 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

    #ha i support you nothing wrong with the police women but with the constitution leave her alone. the law is clear no permit or demonstartion. we all know how law in western province has been being abused the guy what they decided is treason but you are qiute because of interest you have on it.

  13. Joejudges

    June 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

    @opness.yo buga my friend is pathetic (pre sku) nowonda ule supporta iliterate munobe ha!…guyz de demo ws peaceful 4 speakin out.

  14. clement muyawala

    June 7, 2012 at 11:31 am

    @ tione u r a polk a** mo*****

  15. mubanga

    June 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

    WITH OR WITHOUT A POLICE PERMIT WE GO AHEARD !
    THESE ARE WORDS OF UPND AND THEY SHOULD ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES!
    SATA IN HIS QUEST TO BE PRESIDENT NEVER ONE DAY DID HE DARE THE POLICE LATER ON — USE THE SAME PIPO HE WANTED TO VOTE FOR HIM AS PONS!
    I ALWAYS TELL UPND TO GROW UP
    ATTENTION SEEKING WILL NOT WORK!

    UKUPOKA ICINTU KUNKOKO KUNAKILI!

    AGAIN THE BEMBAS SAY :

    UKUBOKO BAPOTA UKUMINE!

  16. ukwa2

    June 7, 2012 at 11:50 am

    that waz a peacefull demo pipo that even 1person can do.charity n ha,i can simply say sata nyo kno

  17. factual

    June 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

    fact being the police do not know how to control a crowd without breaking bones or unleashing brutal force on unarmed crowds!yes they didn’t have a permit but the beatings i witnessed on muvi tv are uncalled for.wrong should be wrong in itself not based on who’s doing it or who defines it…..
    zambia police should learn from other countries on how to handle crowds and how not to create chaos in the process.if uve seen protests on bbc being controlled by the police they go in riot gear,make a human chain and push the crowd back.beating them up is a last resort after water hoses and all….
    maybe its just me but i’ve never felt protected by the police so who are they serving and protecting if its not the citizens…..

  18. Spectator

    June 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    If you obey the law, no one will temper with you but if you think you are above the law, then cops deal with u!!

  19. mukombe

    June 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Africans will remain Africans including my own Zambia backward in all things. Africa must wake up and move on. We regard people we have given jobs more important than us who have given them the job. Think Zambia Think.

  20. Witty

    June 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Yes,there’s nothing wrong with the stance taken by the Police to thwart this demo,the same way the RB regime dealt with the Mongu fracas.

  21. MUNYELO PWETE!

    June 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Interesting reactions! We did what we know best! Kwashala aba bafikala baku western province abena ngambela wainyelawila!

  22. Big Ken

    June 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    William Banda was let loose. Now we shall see the UPND become unruly. They have always been anyway remebering Mufumbwe. That is why Willian Tekere chose UPND. Their atitudes fits well. The gigsaw is complete. But remember the Police will and shall always protect this nation regardless of who is in power. No permit you assemble, you break the law. The police will ask you to disband before engaging at least three times. I remeber when at Mungwi, they go like “In the name of the President, I ask you to disperse”. Remember their No. 1 KPI is not to allow illigality to prevail. They confine it, they break it, they also fight it with reasonable force.

  23. multon cloth

    June 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    when nchito appealed agaisnt chiluba aquito were were u h.h everyone was quiet as though all was well not saccord said a thing those upng thugs are protecting wrong things hh if u want to go to state do co0nstructive opposition not rubbish

  24. KC

    June 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Police always turn peaceful protests into violent ones with disproportionate use of force. When will we ever see an end to this sort of non-sense. What has the ruling party got to fear from 100 branch weilding, foot walking unarmed clueless UPND cadres. Give them a permit, let them walk, sing and shout. They eventually tire and go home.There are protests worth clamping down with battons but please not this one. We Aficans are clowns. there is no issue here!

  25. Kamule

    June 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Its amazing how ignorant we are of our rights.What i am getting is that people seem not to know that to hold a demonstration, police does not need to give a permit.people just need to INFORM police so that they can provide manpower to be vigil so that in case of unruliness,they can control the situation.Please lets read the Public Order Act,then we can comment from an informed point.
    People have a right to demonstrate and the police has no POWER to stop that.I pity Charity because soon, and i mean very soon she will remain to face the music alone.Politics is such a dirty game.

  26. mulemfwe

    June 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    The UPND folks are trying to diggest the loss they went through ,what a bloodclaat way of doing things them.

  27. Voice of Reason

    June 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Why didn’t they beat up the students who demonstrated for the resignation of the Chief Justice. They had no police permit but they were allowed to go ahead. Why should the police act differently on the UPND youths. This is a democratic country. People should be allowed to express their view in whatever form as long as it is peaceful. The police was supposed to just ensure that the youths were conducting their demonstration peacefully. Ms. Katanga acted very unprofessional.

  28. nnnnman

    June 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    PF has now shown what it can do to the zambians. Judges are also pipo. they need protection also

  29. kaya

    June 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    police chief,take free advice from saccord. you didn’t not perform to our expectation.just watch yourself on that interview when your officers were doing operations.you really appeared emotionaly motivated

  30. neme

    June 8, 2012 at 6:45 am

    That was police brutality of its worst kind police not even moved camara men taking pictures

  31. de novo

    June 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Not police brutality, Charity was doing her job. It appears this ka party was stubborn. Let us not promote anarchy in this country. These guys, so called UPND, were informed well in advance that the demo should not take place. Surprisingly, their leaders were not even anywhere nearby, why? They new it was illegal, so they decided to sacrifice the pawns. Let us learn to follow lay-down procedure.
    However, it was sad that a journalist was also caught up in this fracas. On this one the police can apologies.

  32. Yamwela

    June 8, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Zimbabwe yabuya viva commissioner katanga and your poorly educated police force viva.

  33. Maano

    June 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Dear Bloggers,

    What does the law of the Land provide, as it stands now? Doesn’t it only provide for Notice to be given to the Police to provide manpower and security, rather than to seek Permission? If a Notice only serves to requisition for Police servives in the form of security, which security all Zambians are entitled to, doesn’t any denial by the Police also amount to asking the requisitioner to use own Private resources to orgaise themselves peacefully and in an orderly manner?

    Why should then the Police hinder anyone with own capacity to organise, in a democratic dispensation like ours? And, by the way, the Police actually just chose to deny UPND the services and held back National resources and used the same resources against the requisitionres instead,as though the Party and its Members were not Tax Compliant or were not Zambian citizens at all.

    Maano

  34. Legal Counsel

    June 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    @ ha police actions are illegal; read Mulundika and 7 Others v People (S.C.Z. Judgment No. 25 of 1995)

    what is espected is that you have to notifiy the police and if not necesarily get a permit.

    You have an inherent right to express yourself and it is not for some woman to decied to give you that right or not.

  35. Mando

    June 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    there is definite abuse of power here as the usual excuse of insufficient man power can’t suffice as the man power was there that is maily to sort out the demonstrators

  36. chiingu

    June 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Who is Chibuluma anyway!to insult the police that way.The police chief has the support of all law abiding citizens.The law is quite clear,”Inform the police so that the provide necessary security”.The police depending on the dictates of the situation will allow or ask one to postpone to a later date.
    Chibuluma should learn to mind his language!

  37. Slow X

    June 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I think our nation has not yet reached the stage of fighting and it will never reach as Zambians lets learn to solve matters a christian way.