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Police provided security to Edgar Lungu in Mongu based on reports of threats on his life

General News Police provided security to Edgar Lungu in Mongu based on reports...

Mrs Lungu addresses the crowd at a PF rally to drum up support for the PF Presidential candidate in the 20th Jan.2015, Presidential By-Election Edgar Lungu
Mrs Lungu addresses the crowd at a PF rally to drum up support for the PF Presidential candidate in the 20th Jan.2015, Presidential By-Election Edgar Lungu

THE Zambia Police Service says it provided security for Patriotic Front (PF) president Edgar Lungu during his recent campaign trip to Mongu because there were reports of threats on his life.

The police has also said that it will continue to be impartial in the enforcement of the law as its mandate is to provide security to anyone.

Police deputy public relations officer Rae Hamoonga said the police service is mandated by law to protect or provide security to any person whose life is in danger or threatened regardless of his status in society.

Mr Hamoonga dismissed media claims that Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani was instructed by Mr Lungu to provide security when he travelled to Mongu.

He said police had received reports threatening the life of Mr Lungu and that it was in order for the law enforcement agency to provide such security.

“It was therefore found necessary after having received reports of threats to the life of Honourable Edgar Lungu for the police to deploy officers on temporary basis to check on the alleged threats,” Mr Hamoonga Said.

He said the officers who provide security for Mr Lungu where normally deployed and not from State House as alleged.

6 COMMENTS

  1. What threats on his life, what about others who are campaigning and also the muvi cameraman who was beat up by PF with zero arrests, you need to start locking up the panga thugs otherwise your statements are just music to the ears.

    • Barotseland is moving forward to freedom and time has come when this thorny is solved.
      Turning a blind eye on the issue whose time has come, is total cowardice and poor reasoning. There is only so much people talk, if not resolved peacefully, The BA’64 will bring problems which would take time control and ripple effect can be a danger to security.
      A chair and table are not so far, all govt can do is sit down with the people of Barotseland is moving forward with resolutions which must be a twin win for all parties. Listen to the aggrieved party and diplomatically, the BA’64 embargo can be honestly dealt with.
      Tukongote Litunga Ni Lyetu.

  2. Edgar Lungu overrates himself too much. Who would threaten a nonentity like him? In fact it is Zambians at large who must be protected following Lungu’s threats about shedding blood in the country using his murderous militia. They ran riot in Lusaka targeting Sampa’ metro cabs, they attacked opposition members in Mongu but Lungu their leader failed to condemn them and his PF police are powerless.

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