Above are the remains of Dambwa Central Police Post which was attacked and damaged by irate Livingstone residents
Above are the remains of Dambwa Central Police Post which was attacked and damaged by irate Livingstone residents

Livingstone’s Dambwa Central Police Post has been temporarily closed following the riotous behavior of residents in the area.

The move follows residents of Dambwa and Zambezi Sawmills compounds ran amok and threatened to burn down the police post after the death of a taxi driver who is alleged to have died in police custody.

The taxi driver identified as Aldon Mulenga Hamaimbo, 38 of Dambwa Site and Service, died in police custody on Monday after he was arrested for causing an accident.

The police had fought running battles with irate residents and calm has since returned to the area.

The police were forced to use tear gas canisters to disperse the residents who surrounded the police station and almost over powered the officers.

Some irate residents were seen throwing back tear gas canisters back at the police officers.

A check by ZANIS at the scene found residents in the area charging at the police who seemed to be overwhelmed.

Windows at the Police Post were broken and property was later removed and taken to Livingstone Central Police Station for safekeeping.

Southern Province Police Commissioner Godwin Phiri has said the police post was under attack last night but police have not abandoned it.

Mr. Phiri said normal functions would soon resume as residents needed the services of the police.

On Monday, Aldon Mulenga Hamaimbo, was found dead in police custody after he was
arrested for having caused an accident.

The deceased who operated from 7/11 taxi rank is alleged to have hit into a ZESCO pole he was arrested and detained for the offence.

Before his burial, an unidentified driver of the hearse which was carrying his body was beaten together with Livingstone Taxi Association Chairperson Christopher Banda for attempting to stop taxi drivers from taking the body to Dambwa Police Post.

Above are the remains of Dambwa Central Police Post which was attacked and damaged by irate Livingstone residents
Above are the remains of Dambwa Central Police Post which was attacked and damaged by irate Livingstone residents
Police officer guarding remains of Dambwa Central Police Post which was attacked and damaged by irate Livingstone residents
Police officer guarding remains of Dambwa Central Police Post which was attacked and damaged by irate Livingstone residents
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9 COMMENTS

  1. ..interesting name..Mulenga Hamaimbo….??…the problem in Zed is that there seem to be no independent body to ‘check’ the police service.. that death will just go down without any investigations at all….

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    • The police are way over the top.

      Mot saying it is a good hing to slay the Officers, but it is the only way here to show discontent of the locals.
      Right decision

      May the gentleman RIP

      Thanks

      Bb2014

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    • I here you Scrutinizer. These residents should have not rushed to bury the body but requested a post mortem. What if he died as a result of a blow to the head from the but of a gun as police usually hit suspects? It would have been murder. They get get away scott free? Sad. Zambia Police are just as criminal as the Private parts criminals around. Infact to teach them a lesson every time they kill an innocent person the Zambia police should be raided in that area. They will become professional.

      Regards

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    • You are right scrutinizerer. There should be an independent body to investigate the actions of Police officers. The so-called Police Public Complaints Authority is moribund and useless.

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  2. These buildings look so 1950s, cheap and not respectable.

    Time must be right to build better and bigger structures that people will treasure.

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  3. Reporters be factual. He did not cause an accident. He swerved off the road to avoid kids on the road and slightly bumped onto a ZESCO pole which shook slightly and did not fall or bend and his car had just a slight dent. When he reversed in panic, he bumped into a wall fence behind. Thats how concern residents noticing that he was looking drunk,grabbed his car and took him the Police Station for his safety. But how he died in the safety hands of the Police is what annoyed the residents.

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  4. But bakapokola bamu Zed! How do you arrest someone who is in an accident? The first thing is to take him to a doctor. Charge him later

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