Police in Lusaka have prevented women from staging a demonstration against Finance Deputy Minister, Jonas Shakafuswa, over a statement which has injured women.
The women who were organised by the Non Governmental Coordinating Council were dispersed because they had not obtained a police permit.
Lusaka Division Police Commanding officer, Greenwell Ng’uni led a team of officers that stopped the planned protest outside cabinet office.
Mr. Nguni ordered the protestors to leave cabinet office premises because they didnt have a permit.
The Police, however allowed NGOCC Executive Director, Engwase Mwale and Young Womens’ Christian Association Executive Director, Katembu Kaumba to present a petition to Vice President, Rupiah Banda.
The women are demanding the dismissal of Mr. Shakafuswa from his ministerial position.
Mrs. Mwale later told ZNBC in an interview that her organisation was disturbed with the utterances attributed to Mr. Shakafuswa.
She said Mr. Shakafuswa’s remarks during a drinking spree at Parliament motel were demeaning to women.
According to one newspaper article, Mr. Shakafuswa did not like a statement attributed to Chikankata Member of Parliament, Muji Habeenzu for stating that parliament motel had been turned into a brothel by some MPs.