President Edgar Lungu is demanding a thorough investigation into the alleged killing of a Zambia Airforce (ZAF) Officer while in custody at Woodlands Police Station in Lusaka.
Sergeant Choongwa, a ZAF officer died while in Police custody at Woodlands Police Station and Lusaka Province Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri has said the ZAF officer died after being brutally beaten by inmates while in custody.
The Ministries of Defence and Home Affairs have instituted joint investigations into the death of the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) officer who died in police cells at Woodlands Police Station after being allegedly beaten by police officers.
Speaking during a joint news conference in Lusaka today, Minister of Defence Davies Chama and his Home Affairs counterpart Steven Kampyongo have assured the nation that no one will be spared if found wanting.
Mr Chama says the joint investigation will help establish the facts that led to the death of the ZAF officer Mark Choonga.
Mr. Chama has since appealed for calm from both ZAF and police officers as investigations are being conducted.
The defence Minister says it’s hoped that discipline will prevail as the outcome of the investigations is awaited.
And Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo has warned that there will be no sacred cows in the investigation.
He says anyone who played a part in the death of the ZAF officer will not be shielded.
Mr Kampyongo states that Police cells are not a death trap for anyone.