A POLICE officer manning the ZNBC studios in Kitwe yesterday urinated in his pants after being confronted by sports minister Chishimba Kambwili.
Narrating the incident, Kambwili said he had gone to the studios with his friend and upon arriving, his friend who was driving the vehicle he was in, asked the officer to open the gate but he refused.
“This cop – we were with a GMC, you know the GMC is a very big vehicle – he had opened one side of the gate and the vehicle could not go in. My friend who was driving called him and said ‘officer, come and open the gate, we cannot go in.’
Then he said, ‘iwe bonse bengila fye apo nomba iwe kuti waeba shani ati tuisule nachimbi ichi? You everyone just gets in using the same gate. Why do you want me to open the other gate?’,” he narrated.
Kambwili said his friend pleaded with the officer that his vehicle was too big.
He said the officer then responded: “Ah! Nga ulefwaya fuma fye uiyiswile If you want just come out and open the gate yourself”.
Kambwili said during the entire conversation, the officer was seated at a distant place from the gate.
“The vehicle is tinted, so he did not see I was in the vehicle. I got out and I just said, ‘officer, sure, is this how you operate? How can you refuse to do the work that you are employed to do?’ When he saw it was me, he rushed to the gate and saluted and immediately he peed in his pants. So I said, ‘this is enough punishment, you have been punished enough’. He opened the gate and he disappeared,” Kambwili said.
He said he did not even get the officer’s name because he run away immediately after he opened the gate.
“They were two of them at the gate and obviously his supervisors will find out that he absconded so they will ask why he absconded,” he said.
Kambwili said it was common for police officers to report for work drunk.
“He was drunk and was staggering to come to the gate from where he was. The eyes were red and he could not just put himself together, he was totally drunk. When the guy I was with asked him to give us the phone for the officer-in-charge, that’s when he got out of the gate and disappeared,” said Kambwili.