Thirty people have been apprehended in connection with yesterday’s riot in Kafue that resulted in the burning down of two Police Posts in Zambia compound.
The thirty whose riot was sparked following the killing of a female vendor Irene Kaluba at a railway crossing point by police vehicle driven by a local policeman, have since been charged with riotous behavior and arson.
Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has disclosed to journalists that all thirty suspects are expected to appear in Court soon.
Mr. Kanganja has promised to ensure that the law will take its course with respect the policeman whose vehicle killed the 49 year old female vendor and the apprehended thirty riotous suspects.
Speaking this morning when he inspected the burnt down Police Post Mtendere and Lumumba in Zambia Compound, Mr. Kanganja urged members of the public to stop taking the law in their hands.
Mr. Kanganja has encouraged the residents of Zambia Compound to instead engage the police whenever they are aggrieved over any matter.
He is of the view that violent acts such as burning down of the two police posts and the destruction of fire tender worth 1.2 Million Kwacha as was witnessed yesterday in Zambia Compound is not a solution.
Mr. Kanganja has urged members of the public to love one another stating that this is what President Edgar Lungu has also been preaching about.
And Kafue acting District Commissioner Ngoni Moyo has also advised people in his District not to take the law into their hands each time they are aggrieved but engage his office.
Mr. Moyo says what happened in Zambia Compound is sad and must not be supported by well meaning Zambians.
And some Residents have pledged to raise funds to ensure that the burnt down Mtendere police post in Zambia Compound is rehabilitated.