Dancing Cop in a PF T-shirt identified and to be disciplined-Katongo

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Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo
Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo
THE police officer who was captured in a video dancing while displaying a Patriotic Front T-shirt and party symbol has been charged.

Police public relations officer Esther Katongo said the officer, identified as Sergeant Katontoka, has been charged with discreditable conduct under the Police Act.

Ms Katongo said a tribunal would soon be set up to hear the case, and disciplinary action may follow.

She said the misconduct is not dismissible but the tribunal may recommend that Mr Katontoka be demoted, or that he forfeits half of his salary to the State.

The tribunal may also either verbally admonish him or give him a written warning.

Ms Katongo, however, said for now Mr Katotoka would continue working.

The video that showed Mr Katontoka dancing in his police uniform while pumping his fist in the air and displaying a PF T-shirt worn under his uniform shirt did rounds on social media last week and elicited an immediate reaction from police, who condemned the behaviour.

Meanwhile, MONICA KAYOMBO reports from Ndola that police have recovered a body of a man believed to be in his late 30s or early 40s who is alleged to have taken his life after losing his job.

Copperbelt commissioner of police Charity Katanga identified the man as Christopher Mulenga of Lubuto township in Ndola and that the corpse was picked from his vehicle on Friday.

“The deceased is alleged to have committed suicide after he lost his employment. His body was discovered on Friday in his Toyota Hiace registration number ACX 5514 at 14:00 hours on President Avenue,” Ms Katanga said.

She said the deceased worked for a named pharmacy in town but lost his job after he recorded a loss.

Ms Katanga said Mulenga’s body was discovered with some white foam on his mouth near a car park opposite Zambia Revenue Authority offices.

She said preliminary investigations indicate that Mulenga went into depression and behaved strangely after losing his employment at the pharmacy.

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  1. We told you that the police have become PF police. they are either drunk or shooting at innocent people.

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    • The PFolice must purge its PF monster cadres before they start worrying who individual cops are marrying. The PFolice are rotten: dancing in uniform? Only in Zambia!

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    • If the cop was wearing a UPND T-shirt, dancing and flashing the UPND symbol, he was going to be fired instantly without any hearing. We would be told that he has been retired in national interest.

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    • The cop did nothing wrong. Wearing a party t-shirt and pumping a party symbol didn’t impede his ability to discharge his duties as a cope.

      There is a former police commissioner who made videos while in uniform. Nobody said squat because the music he was making was gospel? Leave Katontoka alone twapapata.

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  2. He was just enjoying pf manifesto ,yes you say it’s wrong policemen to support a particular political party , yet alot of some policemen from a particular region support a particular party and they are known ,
    Leave that policemen alone

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  3. If that kapokola was putting say UPND tshirt he would have been fired instantly without waiting for tribunal. shame upon Zambia shame upon pf for turning kapokola service into PFparty force

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  4. Now that the truth is out and the culprits are known, the high court should rescind it’s decision on not allowing UPND members on high court grounds, we told you UPND members were provoked by police pf cadres at the high court grounds.

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  5. So can we now hear from the pf dogs on this website who were in denial and claimed that this dancing monkey was a planted upnd member ? Pf police state. Useless

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  6. Please, lets not politicise this issue. Let, the police follow there standards and deal with the culprit in the way possibly.

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  7. Imwe, just leave Katontoka alone.
    He’s just copying what Ba Edward was doing on duty in New York.
    Its called Non -Productive Dununaling!

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  8. True, if he was wearing a UPND T-shirt, he could have been fired, double standards. Even this Tribunal they are talking about, is just to hoodwink people that disciplinary action has taken place.

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  9. Here in Kitwe, I work for a company, we called Police to assist us with some issue and in their normal course of duty, but they are now pestering us everyday asking for some money. I still don’t understand why we should pay these cops for doing their work. This has to be stopped some how. These two Police Officers are always phoning my company asking for what they call their money, it does not make sense. Are we the ones who stopped roadblocks?

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  10. What about those police men who where parading with HH’s posters? Leave them alone they are also human-beings.

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  11. In farct he is a UPND cadre masquerading as PF—So you don’t know propaganda!!!!! He knew he will not be fired if he wore a PF -shirt, but just to tarnish the image of PF… No sane person can do that… Institute investigations especially from colleagues!!!… Watch this space!!!LOL

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  12. In fact he is a UPND cadre masquerading as PF—So you don’t know propaganda!!!!! He knew he will not be fired if he wore a PF -shirt, but just to tarnish the image of PF… No sane person can do that… Institute investigations especially from colleagues!!!… Watch this space!!!LOL

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  13. Disciplining Katontoka would mean disbanding the entire police force because it is a well known fact that the force is full of police cadres. Therefore disciplining Katontoka would also entail disciplinary action for whoever is going to take that action on Katontoka. PF does things in reverse. Davies Mwila has not been disciplined instead it was the whistle blower who was disciplined.

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    • UPND way of justice when caught stealing they say there are a lot of people that are stealing, why are they not being punished?

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