Zambia Police Helicopter
Zambia Police Helicopter
LUSAKA Province Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri says the command has put various measures in place to ensure a safer, peaceful and secure electoral environment for all citizens in the capital ahead of next Thursday’s general elections.

And Mr Phiri said in order to ensure security at all polling stations, police have deployed officers in all seven zones of Lusaka, catering for all seven constituencies in the province.

He said each zone has been allocated with a substantial number of officers stationed there and will be supervised by senior officers who can easily be contacted in case of an emergency.

Speaking during an electoral stakeholders meeting with political parties , civil society (CSO) and faith-based organizations in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Phiri said over 30 cases of electoral violence have been recorded such as destruction of campaign materials , shooting incidents , malicious damage to both private and public property and physical attacks on innocent citizens and the police.

Mr Phiri said some of the measures the police have put in place ahead of the elections include increased police presence in communities, public awareness campaigns against electoral violence and enhanced collaboration with electoral stakeholders.

Mr Phiri said during the 2011 general elections, the police recorded incidents such as burning of motor vehicles in Kanyama constituency, riotous behaviour in Lilanda compound, harassment of electoral officers and political violence and clashing between political parties.

The commissioner said it was the prime focus of Zambia Police to promote the rule of law, respect for human rights, safeguard lives and property during the electoral process and ensure that sponsors and perpetrators of violence were arrested and face the law.

And civil society organization representative (CSO) Judy Mulenga has commended the police for the preparations and measures that it had put in place ahead of the elections.

Ms Mulenga said the issue of elections was a fundamental civil and political human right.

She said it was important that human rights were promoted to benefit human beings.

Meanwhile, faith-based organizations representative, Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) chairperson Rev Michael Ngondwe, said peace was cardinal to every developing nation.

And Mr Phiri presented footballs to political parties as a way to symbolize peace for them to play ‘‘peaceful football’’.

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  1. Don’t include those HH policemen that only The Post knows about. They could deliberately shoot into the crowd to cause chaos

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    • A PHIRI ANABWELA KU chokela ku kalale zo ona!!

      Is this guy serious PRESENTING FOOTBALLS – INSTEAD OF GIVING UPDATES INTO CRIMES SUCH AS THE KILLING OF MAPENZI, THE STRIPPING OF GIRLS RIGHT UNDER THE POLICE’S NOSES??????

      “FIBILI” & CHAGWA seem to think Zambians are really st-up.i.d & docile, give them a few footballs & it will all be okay!!!
      Mediocrity of this caliber is what we want to stamp out!! Leave out the football c.ra.p – chagwa is out to kill & has already done so & PROMISES MORE VIOLENCE!!!!

      Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! Vote ZAMBIA FORWARD!! Vote UPND!!

      #chagwamustfall!! #PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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    • Its PF & Lungu’s impediment to use their violent cadres’ in mascaraeding as police & cause self inflicted confrontations, as the visionless one wants anarchy!
      Under PF, the whole lot of police institution have been reduced to nothing but an infestation of Lungu’s cadres.
      Other Presidential candidates had a fruitful Debate about how and what they would do if elected, alas Lungu did a runner. The economy has plummeted, instead of implementing measures that would sustain the economy, the visionless Lungu & PF ludicrous cadres promptly opt for Donchi Kubeba maladies of “National Fasting & Prayer Day”! As tyranny cripples Lungu, as he, with PF cadres & ECZ are smelling the aromas of blossoming change, it’s a Tsunami.
      3 Days left, democracy is kicking the skeletal PF out of power. On…

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    • …11~8, come rain or sunshine, the gigantic tsunami that is bringing change of Forward voting for HH & UPND is unstoppable. Even those already marked ballots, illegal ghost voters from Malawi, Mozambique & Zimbabwe won’t stop the impending & monstrous Tsunami of democracy to usher in HH with UPND for best leadership.
      August 11 is a great FORWARD DAY when PF will be inescapably shown the exit window.
      Vote Wisely Forward, says the optimistic,
      Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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  2. A PHIRI ANABWELA KU chokela ku kalale zo ona!!

    Is this guy serious PRESENTING FOOTBALLS – INSTEAD OF GIVING UPDATES INTO CRIMES SUCH AS THE KILLING OF MAPENZI, THE STRIPPING OF GIRLS RIGHT UNDER THE POLICE’S NOSES??????

    “FIBILI” & CHAGWA seem to think Zambians are really st-up.i.d & docile, give them a few footballs & it will all be okay!!!
    Mediocrity of this caliber is what we want to stamp out!! Leave out the football c.ra.p – chagwa is out to kill & has already done so & PROMISES MORE VIOLENCE!!!!

    Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! Vote ZAMBIA FORWARD!! Vote UPND!!

    #chagwamustfall!! #PamaFikuyabebele!!

    I thank you!!

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  3. Katondo boys dont even think of excuting your evil plans otherwise you will be sorted out by the law and you will leave your children suffering.

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  4. No freemasonry will govern Zambia.
    You even to tell people to vote no for the referendum because of wanting gay right….
    God is bringing judgment on you wicked hh.

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    • AK 47, THE ONLY EVIL PEOPLE ARE YOU AND YOUR MASTER. WAS IT NOT SATA WHO WANTED TO ALLOW GAYS HERE? IT IS A P0F PLAN NOT FROM UPND. LANDAKOFYE IFYAMANO. THIS TIME AROUND EVEN IF YOU ARE DEPENDING ON RIGGING YOU ARE GOING WE WANT A PEACEFUL COUNTRY AGAIN.

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  5. The problem with ZPS is that Lungu is interfering with the professional operations of the Force. To make matters worse Lungu has imposed PF poorly trained cadres on ZPS. These PF militias are interfering with the operations of ZPS and compromising its efficiency. PF militias like Max Chongo are causing havoc in the country and yet he has not been arrested. Whenever Max is arrested he is released on orders from State House thereby promoting violence and lawlessness in Zambia. Becoz of Lungu’s misrule there is no longer respect for Rule of Law and Court Orders in the country. The only way to restore law and order in Zambia is to vote out violent Lungu and his PF warlords. Zambia Forward with HH & UPND.

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    • We have PF thugs blocking roads with burning tires in areas where the opposition intend to hold rallies while the police look on.

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  6. We don’t want the PF police at any of the polling stations. The police command please stop giving uniforms to PF cadres or else!

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  7. @1.3 Skeleton, “usher in HH and UPND with best leadership”. Best leadership? With U5 and his coterie of thieves like GBM? Are you normal Sir?

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  8. Up to 2015 elections, U5 looked a more serious contender. This time serious Zambians see him more like a monkey trying to lead other monkeys into the maize field.

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  9. U5 attracts large crowds to his rallies but only the ones in southern county are animated. On the other hand ECL also attracts large crowds to his rallies but the crowds are all animated except for the ones in southern county.
    I leave the interpretation to U5. He can ask Elisha Matambo in Kopala. You note that Elisha Matambo is dead quiet since the coming on board of GBM, he has found it very hard to organise the UPND machinery and convince Kopalans to vote UPND. He is there ask him.

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