Police did not arrest Nawakwi, but cautioned her for holding illegal meeting-Kasosa

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Copperbelt police commissioner Joyce Kasosa
Copperbelt police commissioner Joyce Kasosa

Copperbelt Police Commissioner Joyce Kasosa has said ddispelled report by FDD that their President Edith Nawakwi was arrested by the Police in Kitwe. In an Interview with ZNBC, Ms Kasosa said that her officers cautioned the FDD President because she was operating outside the law.

Ms Kasosa said that Ms Nawakwi was holding political meetings in Mulenga compound without authority, adding that as a former lawmaker, Ms Nawakwi knows that the law requires that she notifies the Police before holding political activities.

Yesterday, FDD reported that Police in Kitwe arrested Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) President Edith Nawakwi for unlawful assembly.

FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza told Qfm News that Ms. Nawakwi was picked up by the police in full riot gear around 12 hours in Mulenga compound in Wusakile constituency where she was meeting one of the FDD chairladies.

Mr Antonia said that Ms Nwakwi was taken to Wusakile Police station where she was detained for almost an hour and later taken to Kitwe Central Police Station.

Mr Mwanza said that Police recorded a warn and caution statement and later released her.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. What is the concept of freedom of movement, freedom of expression, and freedom of assembly in all of this. Does this mean the Bill of Rights has a BUT in it all the way? I am looking forward to the Internet spreading its wings so that we can circumvent some of these obsolete tendencies and sub-laws.

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    • @ Kalok

      You can spread democracy only through ballot box. Ask our Honorable MP’s why are they silent?

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    • Wow, more like James Kasosa. Hideous looking woman.
      The public order Act needs to be scrapped. It’s an oppressive piece of legislation the PF uses to disadvantage other participants on the political scene.

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    • @Nostradamus
      most likely she didnt have lunch, but maybe supper because supper in Zambia is around 20-21hrs in Zambia except for kaizer Zulu and PF cadres who eat thier dinners around 03:00hrs…..

      And did you see that! PF has officially no official president now!!!! MIles Sampa has resigned because he does nt like the way Ka shi Tasila is treating Edith Nawakwi

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    • Good move Miles. Like i always say: No sane person wants to associate themselves with cluelessness, arrogance, threats & utter insanity brewing in the PF, beyond 2016.

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    • @Ndobo What the heeell, what about our friend Matero United sponsor? What has just happened, resigned??? Don’t tell me that now the “real” PF are leaving for real.

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  2. Nawakwi has the temerity to hand herself to the police. So what is the issue here to for the police to hand themselves to her?

    Before she left for Copper belt, she had issued a statement about the President similar to what Hon Minister Mwenya said on the President’s campaign financiers. If the Buchi boys had cornered the sillly girl everyone would have been up in arms condemning lawlessness in our land. The police acted swiftly.

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  3. THOSE ARE SEMANTICS, JOYCE! WAS THERE ANY REASON FOR THE POLICE ACTION? WHY DON’T YOU THE SAME WHEN PF CADRES BREAK THE LAW? I AM FOLLOWING CLOSELY THE ELECTION CAMPAIGNS IN THE USA, NONE OF THE NON.SENSE HAPPENING IS HAPPENING THERE. THE WOMEN APPOINTED TO SENIOR POSITIONS IN THE POLICE, ARE A LET DOWN AND A DISGRACE TO THE NATION. ONLY BRENDA MUTEMBA HAS BEEN AN EXCEPTION. MAY THE GOOD LORD CONTINUE TO BLESS. BRENDA ET TON EPOUS, QUE DIEU QUE VOUS LOUEZ JOUR ET NUIT CONTINUE A VOUS BENIR.

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  4. Nawakwi should have respect for the LAW, if she can not have respect for the law now when she is in opposition, what about the time she will be the President? Who/what is she going to respect?

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    • She is a Police Officer, you are shooting the messenger…you need to wake up and start lobbying the government, MPs, NGOs, to remove these colonial laws; do not be cheated by HH and GBM…if they ever came in it will be “tit for tat” and they cycle will continue and that’s Zambian politics. This is why we need a completely new age of politicians NOT these greedy pigs who are in opposition and ruling party.

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  5. Docile Zambians instead of pointless national prayers you should have asked your MPs to remove these colonial laws used to keep the natives quiet…where is that Nevers Mumba?

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  6. ..what is this cop saying…???…there is a big difference between someone being arrested and being charged…..FDD leader was arrested but not charged….why disputing the fact that she wasn’t arrested..??
    …27 yrs of Kaunda UNIP dictatorial rule hangover has proved difficult to be shaken-off

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  7. Police commissioner be assured for a loose of employment when we change govt next year. How do you caution a lone lady by carrying 2 truck loads of armed policemen? Ediger is blindfolding, and you think you gonna be there for years? there is no democracy in Zambia and this 18 oct was just a satanic gimmick. watch out, this is the Zimbabwe system

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  8. So each time an opposition leader visits party functionaries at their homes they should ask the Police for permission? What a load of nonsense! Nawakwi can’t walk into a FDD officials yard to have some nshima while discussing how visionless Lungu is behaving without notifying Joyce Kasosa?

    All they want is for Lungu to look as if he has a massive following – no other leader should be within the vicinity. Besides, in some public institutions people are compelled to go and ‘receive’ Lungu. Others come out because they are merely curious – they want to see what Lungu looks like in the flesh. Typical North Korean politics.

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