Police Officers found wanting in the Solwezi riots will be dealt with -Davies Mwila

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UPND supporters in Solwezi
UPND supporters in Solwezi

Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila says an investigation has been instituted to ascertain how police officers handled the riot that erupted in Solwezi in which several rioters were arrested.

Mr. Mwila says any police officer who will be found wanting will be dealt with accordingly.

The Minister said this in Parliament when he delivered a Ministerial statement following a point of order by Monze Central Constituency, Jack Mwiimbu on the violence in Solwezi’s Manyama area during the run up to the September 24th Parliamentary by election in Solwezi West.

And Mr. Mwila has clarified that no life was lost during the Solwezi West by-elections.

Mr. Mwila says the information about the deaths in Manayama area of Kalumbila District is not factual.

He told parliament that Police used teargas to disperse UPND cadres following their unruly behavior.

Mr. Mwila said UPND cadres became violent after they were denied permit to hold a rally at Manyama School grounds after failing to notify the school management.

He said 21 UPND cadres were arrested following their riotous behavior and that 18 have been released as of September 26, 2015.

Meanwhile various Members of Parliament called for an end to political violence during and after campaigns.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. What a shame,full of prononcements but with little or no action at all,after president Lungu directed police IG to deal firmly with any violence caused cadres during by elections,this directive has gone an attended to ,why? this is coz the same cadres causing violence are frm pf,including police officers,what a shame govt zambians imposed on themselves, vote with sense all time u fools

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  2. The headline and your content do not make reconcile. In one area you are saying police found wanting will be delt with while in the other your are saying police fired teargas to disperse UPND cadres who become unruly, so what are you investigating sir when you already have the answer?

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  3. Shiit Investigations, People’s rights were trampled upon, you Mwila who is going to investigate these idiiots, you or themselves?

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