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Police warns parents calling for demonstration over closure of Universities

General News Police warns parents calling for demonstration over closure of Universities

Police Spokesperson Charity Mungangaa
Police Spokesperson Charity Munganga

Police have issued a warning to parents in the Copperbelt who are calling for protests over the closure of the country’s largest universities.

And the Police has refuted reports that they broke doors to arrest innocent students who did not take part in the riots.

Speaking ZNBC TV 2 breakfast program morning live police Spokesperson Charity Munganga said police will not condone any demonstrations and has called on people in the Copperbelt not to listen to calls on social media urging parents to mobilize and stage peaceful protest to force government reopen the 2 Universities.

Ms Munganga said the police will not tolerate lawlessness and that they will not hesitate to arrest anyone who will try to bring disorder and disturb the peace.

“There is this message that is circulating on social media calling on parents to come together and demonstrate so that the two universities can be opened procedure is very clear,the Public Order Act provides that people should give a notification, its not just that people should mobilize themselves because they have children who are at these universities, they have to follow procedure.

“As long as they don’t follow procedure all those who will found in that demonstration be it 10 people all whatever we are going to arrest them because not going to allow such a situation because these are the situations that end being sources of anarchy,,” she said.

Meanwhile Ms Munganga said the police does not go after students locked in their rooms but that they only break doors of the students they see running away from the scene of the riots.

Asked how it can be possible the police to properly identify students considering the distance between the hostels and great east road Ms Munganga said the police are able to remember the faces of the students who take part in the riots.

33 COMMENTS

    • Let the parents pay for the personal properties those ingrates damaged first, repair the university property and then protest. If I went home from Varsity for rioting, my mum would have been the first to kick my behind.

    • staging a peaceful protest……, when did this become illegal. Please police be professional at all times. Peaceful demonstration is a right.

    • All PF Ministers have their kids studying at Universities abroad. Edgar and PF do no care about UNZA or CBU. PF and Edgar do not value education.

    • Peaceful demonstration is not lawlessness. Let people know they need a permit to hold demonstrations, encourage them to get one, but you cannot deny them the right to carry out a peaceful demonstration. That’s a violation of people’s rights to freedom of assembly, freedom of association and freedom of speech. Zambia is not a police state. And closing the universities INDEFINITELY does not serve any meaningful purpose, in that it’s not teaching anybody anything. This has been done before many times and has changed nothing. Do not let a few knuckleheads deprive other innocent students’ who have a desire to attend classes and learn. In fact by closing the universities INDEFINITELY, you allow these FEW hooligans to win. Because that’s exactly what they want. Once you arrest the…

  1. THIS IS SUPPRESSION BY LUNGU THRU THE USE OF STATE APPARATUS. THIS IS DICTATORSHIP OF THE HIGHEST ORDER BY POLICE AND LUNGU. EVERY ZAMBIAN IS NOT HAPPY THAT THE TWO STATE UNIVERSITIES ARE CLOSED WHEN OUR CHILDREN ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN CLASS. NOW THIS KA GIRL CHARITY IS INTIMIDATING US. PF IS TAKING ZAMBIA’S PEACE FOR GRANTED, THAT IS WHY POLICE DELIBERATELY PROVOKES A SITUATION. WE ALL NO THAT LUNGU IS A DICTATOR AND A SMOOTH CRIMINAL. KATANGA AND LUNGU SHOULD BE REMINDED THAT PAY DAY IS COMING ON AUGUST 11. THE VERY PEOPLE YOU BRUTALIZE ARE THE VERY PEOPLE WHO WILL SEND YOU OUT OF OFFICE.

    • Sometimes you are left with no choice but to insult.I wont insult but I just wonder- cadres invade an airport runway and you do nothing then you threaten pipo who want to have a peacefull demonstration?Not only should PF go but even these police chaps should be sorted out.Beggining with Kanganja.Today he was threatening to deal with MMD chaps but he has said nothing about the international airport fracas because it was PF involved.

  2. My wife got 4 tomatoes for k10.00, a medium head of cabbage @k15. The sellers told her the farmers increased their order prize because the cost of producing has gone high ie fertilizer is 520 from 250 last year. God help us

    • Honesty @Chewe Kenny, it’s very sad to see you demonstrate a lack of basic survival skills let alone initiative. All those Tomatoes, Cabbage can be grown in your yard. Tommys do well in containers as well. I suggest you can try to apply yourself for the next few months. You water by recycling your bath water! Your veggies won’t know the difference especially if you use an environmentally friendly soap, like sunlight soap!!

    • Patriot, which part of Zambia are you leaving in, Lusaka hardly has water for more than 3 hours in a day. Just because you are benefiting currently does not mean you should dismiss others.

    • [email protected]

      I most certainly am not dismissing others and I am not benefitting! For the record from July last year to just this morning there was no hot water or heating in my flat due to some works by A Gas Firm to renew pipes. Unfortunately pipes were left unconnected to gas supply until today. It’s freezing cold!! We also suffer here!! In 2014, I lived in a caravan for 9 months because of recession poverty. Renting here is costly and few housing options. STOP IT with all this only Zambians suffer. We also have droughts here with water limits. Food is costly too. The difference is people are civilised and don’t attack their gov’t for everything. I don’t know who you are kidding.

    • Ba Patrot Abroad
      No wonder you went abroad your thinking is pathetic.The point is about escalating prices.Next you gonna tell us to be making our own mealie meal bread etc when we live in Kabwata.You may also suggest making baby milk it is damn expensive.You pipo leaving abroad have a way of thinking you left dumb heads here when fact is you left coz you failed to make the grade here.Just continue flipping beggars whilst we try to make the country move forward.

    • If what you said is true, then UNZA produces malabishi. This girl’s thought process is illogical. A university graduate talking like market woman? Yarrrrh!

    • Ati “police are able to remember the faces of the students who take part in the riots” Is this a joke or what? B!tc# pls…..

  3. Government should sale off these institutions so that they`re managed by private stake holders. UNZA and CBU are now ranked below Lusaka university, Rusangu, DMI St Eugene, etc. Let the private sector run these institutions and the government continue their social educational support such as bursaries, student loans, scholarships etc. Government`s role should be left to regulating instead of management. This way the institutions will be managed in a more professional manner. You don`t see students from private institutions who are on social schemes rioting when their funding is delayed. Why, because they know that the institution is private and not GRV/Boma. So why not go that route and regulate to ensure there is fairness in fees , standards etc. And we can all drive with a peace of mind

    • I support this, with proviso that private unis ensure entrance for poorer folks by taking an agreed number no less.

    • Exactly the same logical thinking applies to Government media. This should be privatized so we can have truthful unbiased reporting, not PF yapping propoganda every day in these vuvuzelas paid for by taxpayers money!

      This is the only way Zambia will move forward.

  4. A Peace Protest A Parents Rights But Police Permit Must Get It But If A Police Advise Not 2 Go Ahead Base On Security Reasons They Must Undrstand And Stop.CBU Student Must Help The Govt 2 Find Solutions Not 2 Promote Anarchy On The Copperbelt Province 2 Please The Opposition Leader Who Where Once Student At The Institution.Any1 Who Use Gun 2 Bcom A Leader,he B Rmovd Usin A Gun And Their End Is Bad.The Money Paid Shuld Not B A Driving Force But Make Decisions Which Is Base On Honest And Wth Sobar Mind Not A Corrupt One 2 Please The Pay Master.Student Riots Damages Tax Payers Property And Govt Shuld Come Up Wth Policy Of Charging Students 4 Every Damage They Cause On Public Property And Wth Much Education They Stil Bhav Lik Kids.

  5. “Ms Munganga said the police are able to remember the faces of the students who take part in the riots”…………….Dial EL to 8989 for more jokes.

  6. There are a lot of private universities in zambia now. Any parent not satisfied with services of UNZA or CBU is free to take their children to private universities. Chiluba closed UNZA for almost a year and nobody demonstrated, why now? If truly PF have failed as alleged why not wait for August 11? why the desperation now? We shall who is behind everything! Mark my words it will not be long! Some of the desperations are already manifesting!

  7. “Ms Munganga said the police are able to remember the faces of the students who take part in the riots”, this statement shows how dull is this young lady. How can this be possible as if the protesters were 10. Young Lady be logical when giving an official statement.

  8. Charity cool down please. Its neither malice nor a joke that universities should remain open in order to churn out people that will develop the country. By the way why do police have to rely on remembering faces instead of using cameras and other electronic gadgets?

  9. CBU and UNZA should be indefinitely closed because of our fellow students stupidity! They couldn’t see the closure coming! Some of the agitators actually never leave UNZA even when we close for recess. Now they are F*cked up! Balechula bahfikahlah already!!!
    Peacefull protest guys, Ubuteko tabukanya!!!

  10. AND WHEN uPND is denied a permit ati police is not applying POA fairly. Really UPND? Do you want the police to allow you to riot and damage property? Police knows what’s upnd is up to, violent riots on Copperbelt. They failed with miners and now they want to try violence again. Doesn’t work at all, just acceprt defaead

  11. BLOGGERS, it can be interesting to see how we miss points. Ms. Munganga is saying follow procedures, that is, get a permit full stop. Why do we have to politik every issue?

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