LUSAKA Province Police Commissioner Charity Katanga has said the search at the home of President Edgar Lungu’s Special Assistant for Political Affairs Kaizer Zulu on Friday has yielded positive results.
Ms Katanga clarified in an interview with the Sunday Times yesterday that the search at Mr Zulu’s residence was purely incidental to the case the Lusaka Division Police were handling concerning the shooting incident at Chrismar Hotel.
“Our office conducted a search in relation to the case that he (Mr Zulu) is facing against the Firearms Act as well as the Penal Code, threatening violence. So since it’s to do with firearms we needed to look at other issues related to the case.
“I can say the search yielded positive results. As I have said, in the course of investigations there are some things which police may be looking for incidental to the case, so what we were looking for yielded positive results,” she said.
Ms Katanga could, however, not divulge more details regarding the findings after the search, saying other things found could not be material to the case.
Police on Friday arrested and detained Mr Zulu at Woodlands Police Station for allegedly threatening violence against former vice-president Enoch Kavindele’s son, Enoch Jr, and firing gunshots in the air at Lusaka’s Chrismar Hotel in the early hours of September 19 after a difference.
And President Edgar Lungu has been commended for ensuring that his Political Aide Kaizer Zulu answers to the Police for his conduct in an incident where he fired two gunshots after being involved in an argument with former Vice President Enoch Kavindele’s sons Enock Junior and Kaunda at Chrismar Hotel last Saturday.
The Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali says President Lungu has done the right thing by allowing the Police to pursue Mr Zulu’s matter.
Mr Tayali says his organization hopes that Police will come up with a full report over the said incident.
He has told Qfm News by telephone that this will help the President to make the right decision with respect to Mr. Zulu’s fate.
Police yesterday arrested Mr Zulu and charged him with threatening violence.
He is expected to appear in Court soon.