Esther Katongo
Esther Katongo

The Police command has commended the seemingly drunk Police officer who had an altercation with Mazabuka central Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo at Petroda filling station in Chilanga, for the discipline and restraint he displayed under extreme provocation.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has since warned members of the public against attacking Police officers while carryout their official duties.

Ms Katongo says Police have since instituted investigations into the matter, as the police officer in question has reported that he was beaten and roughed up by an identified individual.

She says it is an offence to beat, rough up or indeed embarrass a law enforcement officer carrying out police duties.

Ms Katongo states that members of the public should note that in accordance with Section 23 of the Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 88, Police officers are at liberty to stop, search and detain any vessel, aircraft or vehicle in or upon which there is reason to suspect that anything stolen or unlawfully obtained may be found.

She states that the Police officer was therefore within the confines of the law to demand to search Mr Nkombo’s vehicle.

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    • You may not like UPND but all citizens are equal invthe eyes of the law and deserve respect and protection.
      That policeman wanted to search Nkombo’s vehicle because as he claims it looked overloaded! Clearly it wasn’t. Which obviously annoyed Hon Nkombo.
      That policeman obviously wanted to abuse his powers to get money from Hon Nkombo
      Who was not going to allow that!
      That aside the policeman is clearly drunk how does the police service defend that nonsense.
      This statement from ZP is not only baffling but worrying too. Defending stupidity is in itself extremely stupid!

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    • Plz note that the drunken policeman’s zip was also opened. He’s probably one of those shameless Lusaka policemen who r a p e girls at night while their guns are still strapped on their shoulders. tsk…tsk

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    • @1 kapasu ZAMBIA IS NOT A POLICE STATE UNLESS YOU ARE NOT IN THE USA YOURSELF WHERE STOP-AND-SEARCH BY POLICE IS SO COMMON PLACE. IN ANY COUNTRY WHETHER CIVILISED (I have lost the meaning of civilisation since I came to live in these highly civilised countries) OR NOT, POLICE ARE EMPOWERED BY LAW TO STOP AND SEARCH ANY SUSPICIOUSLY LADDEN VEHICLE OR ANY VEHICLE AT HALT. Mr GARRY NKOMBO IS A LAW-MAKER (so, they are called), THEREFORE, HE IS SUPPOSED TO KNOW THIS. HE WASN’T SUPPOSED TO BEHAVE IN THAT STUP1D MANNER WITH HIS WIFE. BOTH THE SO CALLED LAW-MAKER AND HIS WIFE AIMED AT EMBARRASSING THE POLICE OFFICER IN ORDER TO SPEAK ILL OF THE RULING PARTY. I DOUBT MOST OF OUR LAW MAKERS, IF THEY ARE REALLY LAW MAKERS IF THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW SUCH BASIC LAWS

      ADDITIONALLY, AS A LAW MAKER Mr…

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    • @1 kapasu
      ADDITIONALLY, AS A LAW MAKER Mr GARRY NKOMBO AND HIS WIFE (OR OTHERS) SHOULD HAVE ASKED THE POLICE OFFICER TO TAKE A VIDEO OF THE ARGUMENT BECAUSE THE POLICE OFFICER OR ANYONE CAN SUE THEM FOR UNLAWFULLY TAKING THE VIDEO OF THE POLICE OFFICER WITHOUT PERMISSION. BUT, WITH CLEAR INTENSIONS OF EMBARASSING THE LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF WHICH IT IS Mr NKOMBO HIMSELF THAT MAKES THE LAW THE OFFICER WAS TRYING TO ENFORCE. HOW STUP1D ON THE PART OF THE SO CALLED LAW-MAKER. THAT’S THE CANCER IN UPND- AS LONG AS IT IS NOT THEM IN POWER, BUT MMD OR OTHERS, EVERYTHING IS WRONG THAT OTHERS ARE DOING. I DOUBT NGA BAKATEKAPO BANKUSA ABA WITH SUCH ATTITUDE.

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    • @1 kapasu I DOUBT IF THE POLICE OFFICER WAS EVEN DRUNK BECAUSE AS A LAW-MAKER, Mr GARRY NKOMBO WOULD HAVE CALLED THE AMBULANCE TO COME AND TEST THE ALCOHOL IN THE BLOOD. OR AT LEAST CALL THE POLICE TO COME AND ARREST A DRUNK OFFICER AND HAVE HIM DETAINED UNTIL THE DOCTOR COMES TO TEST HIS ALCOHOL LEVEL. ALL THESE THINGS WERE NOT DONE BY THE LAW-MAKER, BECAUSE HIS INTENTIONS WERE TO EMBARASS THE LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. YOU CAN’T JUST CONCLUDE THAT THE LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WAS DRUNK WITHOUT ADMINISTERING AN ALCOHOL TEST IN HIS BLOOD. YOU ARE NOT EXPERTS IN THE BLOOD CONTENT TEST NEITHER ARE YOU DOCTORS. SO, WHETHER THE OFFICER WAS TRULY DRUNK (of whic I am sure he wasn’t) OR NOT, TECHNICALLY, HE HAS WON THE CASE BECAUSE THE LAW-MAKER WAS STUP1D AS NOT TO CALL FOR ALCOHOL TEST IN THE…

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    • @1 kapasu HE HAS WON THE CASE BECAUSE THE LAW-MAKER WAS STUP1D AS NOT TO CALL FOR ALCOHOL TEST IN THE OFFICER’S BLOOD. UPND CAN’T LEARN FROM THEIR ELECTION PETITION MISTAKES.

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    • There no leadership at State house …how do you expect leadership at Police Command? This is a country where you get arrested if you carry out a citizen’s arrest on people stuffing ballot papers in ballot boxes…imagine you are wrongly arrested thrown in the cells and the duty officers are drunkards like that guy. Imagine if you are a woman.

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    • Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo should have kept mum and let investigations be carried out thereafter on conclusion she then would have come out with a statement. Both Mr Nkombo and the police officer are a disappointment in that both showed no respectful restraint in recognition of offices they hold and for each other. @ Peter check your facts as stop and search is not done willy nilly

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    • Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo should have kept mum and let investigations be carried out thereafter on conclusion she then would have come out with a statement. Both Mr Nkombo and the police officer are a disappointment in that both showed no respectful restraint in recognition of offices they hold and for each other. @ Peter check your facts as stop and search is not done willy nilly in the US and its very rare that a policeman on foot will stop and search anybody! Police vehicles are well equipped in the US that using computers installed in these vehicles police are able to access data of driver in any car they are trailing just by entering its registration number and of course one would be stopped for a search if data reveals driver has had issues with the law. However lets not…

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    • contd…. even try to compare how officers behave in the US as to justify the unfortunate incident in Zambia. Indeed Mr Nkombo could have called police command though doubtful of result, the police officer too should have been more responsible being a guarantor of public order as not to be drunk on duty for alcohol in the system impairs rightful judgement! The onus for public image rests squarely on leaders and law enforcement officers!

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    • Of course. After all it was that DOG Garry Nkombo. They can also promote those who killed fgt sgt Choongwa & the ones who killed Mapenzi Chibulo.
      But remember, the guns you use shoot both ways.

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    • Fight fire with fire. Citizens should start arming themselves as police have declared lawlessness as they think they are greater than the rest of us. It’s not surprising how quick they defended the senseless killing of an honorable ZAF officer. Therefore it is upon us to defend ourselves against these worthless individuals. When is ZAF going to teach these *****s a tough lesson?

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    • Jay Jay and then clever bloggers on this issue: I told you that Nkombo was supposed to be searched but you all called me names. He who laughs last laughs longer and loudest. There is the Law flushed in your faces. Continue arguing about the Law! The levels of security naivity in this country boggles my mind. A filling station is a security installation and that is why you have restraining signs in these filling stations. Can you imagine what would happen to the entire Chilanga if anything wrong happened at one filling station. I remember doing an investigation on spillage of fuel from underground tanks in one of the neighbouring country. The whole area around that filling station had their sources of underground water heavily contaminated. You drive at around 10pm in some highways in some…

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    • Yes only in Zambia where everyone drinks on duty, including Nkombo go to Parliament drunk. Ba president is drunk etc.
      I am not PF, but what Nkombo’s wife did was annoying. The drunk ZP officer was very professional, he deserves promotion.

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    • Iwe nostradumb, the police officer was intoxicated and not fit to execute his duties in that state. He deserves a promotion for being drunk and acting a f00l you say? That boozer could only harass an unarmed Nkombo and his wife. Against armed robbers, or just plain street kids with planks, that sot would have been walloped clean. Probably a B.I.D at UTH in the morning. Let’s not condone this. Gary should also take easy with his temper. No wonder our country is in such a state, we have no people to call a spade a spade. Too many spineless individuals with no rational reasoning like yourself.

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  1. This is surely a FAILED STATE.

    How on earth could any sane person commend this DRUNK POLICE OFFICER?

    That is the problem you have when you see all things as opposition.

    SAD.

    May I then recommend that the Officer be Promoted please!!!!

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    • I am equally shocked to hear this. If it is okay to be in possession of a firearm under the influence, we can as well do away with driving offences of DUI. I would have reacted worse than Garry. This was extreme provocation from an armed drunk officer of the law. Surely the systems under Chagwa have fallen! Sad!

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  2. Politics according to Kaiser Zulu. That is why his boss once said, “the things he does, sometimes I get scared myself.”

    He blocked a UPND press conference and today commending a drunk policeman. Yes the police have the right to search the car but that car was empty against what he thought. Ofcourse he was not in a normal state of mind

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  3. The wife of the Honorable was recording the officer. My summation its not perhpas his drunken state, but he was taken advantage of that he was drunk. Hon Nkombo is aware that a video is been taken and acts innocently as by the officers admission before the video is rolling the officer had been roughed up. So the recording is convenient to one side. I know the ZP officers, if they where two, the recording would not have happened. But the poor officer off camera was provoked, taken advantage of and also no dignity is been shown to the officer as “a worker” who has to fend for himself and his family. The Hon. in his US$ 76,000 vehicle looks down on a man that goes home with who earns a mere US$ 480.00 a month. Police work is a high stress job. That man perhaps sleeps on a hard surface or…

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    • Facts. The recording was meant for the uncritical eye. It seems to have won many hearts on the blog. The statement of the officer was that he was roughed up. Gary seem to be agreeing to this. Perhaps, our MP saw that the officer was drunk and needed to be disciplined. The narrative is very clear about roughing up and beating.

      We know PF is hopeless and the we can assume that the officer was drunk – But Gary was endangering his life and that of his wife. We thank God that the officer in hi drunk state did not discharge the fire arm. If he was really drunk as we are made to believe he would have shot at the Nkombos.

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    • @7 YOU ARE ONE OF THE VERY FEW PEOPLE REASONING ON THIS BLOG IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CASE IN HAND. OTHERS ARE NOT LOOKING AT THE LEGALITY SIDE OF IT. THAT POLICE MAN CAN SUE THE MINISTER FOR ROUGHENING HIM UP AND DIS-RESPECTING HIS DUTIES AS A LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Mr GARRY NKOMBO AND OTHERS ALLEGING THAT HE WAS DRUNK, CAN NEVER PROVE THAT HE WAS DRUNK JUST BY SAYING HE WAS SMELLING ALCOHOL. YOU NEED A SPECIALIST TO CONFIRM THAT HE WAS/WASN’T DRUNK AND DOCUMENTED AS SUCH.

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    • True, Peter, You need a blood test to prove he was drunk. We had a similar case at work were a worker was smelling of alcohol and his supervisor reprimanded him. HR immediately took him to Nkanza Labs and the following day the result shocked his supervisor: NEGATIVE!! So everyone saying the officer was drunk can’t prove anything.

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  4. Mr IG where is the professional etiquette, moreover yours is a service and not a force. The officer was drunk whilst holding a fire arm, that in the book over rides everything.
    Please set aside the influence of social status, political and tribal inclination.
    Reorient your staff my IG?

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    • Where you there to say the officer was drunk? The officer is not drunk until a specialist says so. Am not sure which policemen UPND would use if they came to power. It appears they would fire everyone as all are perceived to PF cadires. I can tell you Garry could loose this case if it went to court, no matter how many eye witnesses he may produce. The best he could have done is to make a ‘citizen arrest’ of the officer, so that he could be disciplined by his superiors. UPND DO NOT LAUGH AT PF, YOU ARE JUST THE SAME…….POLITICIANS!

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    • George do you know who were the first bodyguards of Nelson Mandela? The same guys who used to squeeze his balls when he was in prison. This is a sh*t world with a little retraining you will be amazed how professional this guys will turn out.

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    • It’s good you know English so well, reorient that is one powerful word you have used, remember Hitler’s German soldiers, after the world war did German discard all of them, NO only a few got plucked out the majority got retrained.

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  5. That Police officer was drunk! Let’s call a spade a spade! As much a I dislike Nkombo him being a senior Sa.tan.ic blood thirsty United Dunderhead member I believe let’s be fair and honest here! That cop was drunk so if it means placing charges then better to charge both of them! Nkombo for assault and the cop for being drunk on duty!

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    • @9 I SAW A POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS JUST TIRED MAYBE BECAUSE OF LONG HOURS OF DUTY- WHAT ABOUT THAT? 202vision, YOU ARE SO IGNORANT- THE COURTS DON’T DEAL IN/WITH HEARSAYS. THEY DEAL IN/WITH CONCRETE EVIDENCE OR FACTS. THE ONE TO PRODUCE A FACT THAT HE WAS DRUNK OR NOT IS A DOCTOR OR CLINICAL LAB TECHNICIAN. NOT Mr NKOMBO OR YOURSELF. BECAUSE, THAT MAN WAS SET UP. BUT, THE POLICE OFFICER CAN SAY HE WAS ASAULTED BECAUSE HE WASN’T THE ONE SHOOTING THE FILM. IT WAS HIS ASSAILANTS- Mr GARRY NKOMBO AND HIS WIFE AND A FEW BIASED SUPPORTERS WHO KNEW THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY THE MP. MAYBE, THE PEOPLE AROUND WERE EVEN BRIBED BY Mr GARRY NKOMBO TO SAY THE MAN WAS DRUNK. BECAUSE, IN THE VIDEO HE JUST APPEARED FROM NO WHERE. YOU DON’T EXPECT THEM TO VIDEO THE BEATING UP OF THE OFFICER.

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  6. The police man in question was not drunk. He was sober with a wrinkled ugly face coupled with retarded speech. Thats how he is created. The only problem is that he mate ba some of us.

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    • @10 ANY GENUINE PERSON MUST SUPPORT THE LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. BECAUSE, GENUINELY, HE WASN’T DRUNK. IF HE WERE DRUNK, HE WOULD HAVE EVEN STARTED SHOOTING THEM DOWN CONCIDERING THE LEVEL AT WHICH THE MAN WAS BEING MANIPULATED BY THE LAW-MAKER (so, called), Mr GARRY NKOMBO AND HIS WIFE. THE MAN WAS JUST TIRED AND ENGLISH IS NOT HIS LANGUAGE WHICH HE WAS FORCED TO SPEAK BY Mrs NKOMO WHO EQUALLY SPOKE VERY BROKEN ENGLISH. ANZATU, MUZIKAMBA CHABE CHI TONGA OR CHI BEMBA. WE KNOW MUNKALA MUMA YARD. BUT, KUNKALA MU MA YARD NIKUPUNZILA LINI. ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN ELECT YOU OR YOUR HUSBAND AS MP WITH NO PROPER ACADEMIC BACKGROUND MWAYAMBO NKALA NA MUMA YARD.

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  7. Who is Nkombo to through dirty on a person he perceives as drunk. “A sweetheart” like Nkombo’s could have gotten Nkombo shot. Very dangerous woman to carry around. Nkombo could have been sober on this material day but he is a drunk himself who likes whisky! So he should have pity on Ngoma who he got on a bad day. But Ngoma should be commended indeed for keeping his cool while that “sweetheart” to Nkombo was doing everything possible to get Nkombo shot. She and that Bashi Nono girlfriend are birds of the same feather if not one and the same.

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  8. can you allow a drunk police officer search your vehicle? I for one can’t under any circumstances. Any way madam wait until a burrel is pointed at you by a drunk cop thats when you will realise why drunkeness has no excuse to any serious employer. Imagin a miner who gets drunk underground and meets his production target and the employer looks the other way because the guy has “performed”, disaster awaits that mine, its only a matter of time.

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  9. I must admit after watching the video Mr nkombo did not appear to be the poor victim of a brutal police officer. He actually seemed to be mocking the man…

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    • @13 THIS IS IT. Mr GARRY NKOMBO WASN’T A VICTIM. THE POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS TRYING HIS BEST TO ENFORCE THE LAWS Mr GARRY NKOMBO ALLEGEDLY MAKES WAS THE REAL VICTIM OF Mr GARRY NKOMBO’S GROUP. THEY ABSOLUTELY, DISRESPECTED HIS JOB AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. YOU CAN’T ASK A POLICE MAN/WOMAN WHY HE WANTS TO SEARCH YOUR VEHICLE OR BAG. HE HAS SUSPECTED (WHETHER RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY) THAT THERE’S SOMETHING HIDDEN IN THE VEHICLE OR BAG SO BY LAW HE/SHE IS EMPOWERED TO CONDUCT A SEARCH. IT HAPPENS EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD. HE DID NOT SEARCH THE VEHICLE OR DID SO UNDER DURACE. SO, THEY WERE HIDING SOMETHING- DRUGS OR STOLEN STUFF.

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  10. I am very shocked and disturbed to learn that the Police Force are calling the conduct of that policeman exemplary. This is a very clear sign that we are in a police state and that the institution has become partisan. Because it involved somebody from the opposition, the cop was exemplary even when his action was questionable. Had it been somebody from the corridors of power, that cop could have been disciplined. Is this the way people whose salaries we pay for protecting us will be treating us?

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  11. Haha omg this is funny I can’t even comment. The pf make it easy to show how pathetic and biased they are. A drunk police officer with a weapon is now been commended. And when I say that Zambia is a failed state I am called names. Guys from pf please tell me how this is commendable behaviour . Anyway lungu is a drunk f00l who sees this as good behaviour. Zambia is now an embarrassment to the world. Ah naseka

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  12. This statement from the who.re police spokesman (looks like a man) and the video itself will be forwarded to ICC and other democratic countries to see how the justice systems DOES NOT work. That Ugly who.re Esther Katongo that is NOT even fit to be employed as a spokesman for a village headman goes on to commend the Drunk rogue cop still keeps her job – amazing!!
    I can forgive the cop without any problem but NOT that who.re – she is one of the untrained PF cadres there infused in the police force!!

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  13. Africans are a threat to life on earth. If that is normal now in Zambia, I think Its time we citizens took the law in our own hands to fix our country. Remember the drunk guy had a fire arm and it takes a single shot to call it the end. The police spokeswoman should have at least tried to use common sense before starting to defend this behavior in public. Basic reasoning and decency is missing here.

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  14. This statement is really an extreme case of gutless stupidity on the paert of the Police Service. The man was clearly drunk on duty and how many times have people in this country lost their lives because of overzealous policeman tanked on tujilijili? Lungu must know that next time it will be himself at the barrel end of a drunk policeman’s AK47.

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  15. Maybe Esther Katongo is playing chimbuya on Constable Ngoma mwine Chipata! Otherwise this whole conclusion does not make sense, unless she just finished feasting on a monkey schew and her brained is cooked.

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  16. So in Zambia, if you are arrested by the police and you end up dead in police cells, then it is your fault. The police duty is just to arrest and lock up anyone, because they look suspicious or funny. I am staggered! They should arrest Kambwili because he resembles an orangutan but pretends to be a human being!

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  17. Nkombo was OK to refuse to be searched by this mbazali, probably after searching his vehicle this mbazali would have called for reinforcement, boy who would want to be taken to a police cell and kiss goodbye to the world.

    Garry did well to serve his life, ku cello takuya babwela.

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  18. When we were younger we used to sing shalapo mayo nayaukufwa, kunkondo, kunkondo takuya babwela nshishibe nshishibe inga inkabwelako,

    Have just done a remix shalapo mayo nayamukufwa ku cello ku cello takuya babwela nshishibe nshishibe inga inkabwelako.

    Garry did well to refuse to be searched, that mbalazi would have cooked up some useless charges, called for reinforcement, take him ku cello, he would have been a goner.

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    • Let’s say that vehicle was stolen from Mr Garry Nkombo and that intervention helped in it’s recovery, what would have been the story? Do not just undermine Police Officers anyhow, of course there are very bad eggs in the Police Service that cannot be denied!

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  19. Esther Katongo how can you sink so low to support a police officer who searched Nkombo’s Vehicle and admitted that he was not on duty? Why would one insist to search the the vehicle when he was not on duty. It is even dangerous to allow drunken police men to be carrying fire arms. Shame on on you Police officers in a failed state. You are all pf puppets.

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  20. We thank you for quoting the relevant law that empowers the police to conduct a search. However three things stand out we expect that a police man seeking to undertake such a search be properly dressed with his name tag to clearly identify him/her. Second we expect that the policeman will not be drunk or appear drunk because then we cannot take him seriously. Third am sure as a policeman yourself you know how to conduct yourself and course of action open to you when a citizen refuses to be searched you do not force the search unless you have a warrant to search. For us we happy there was no fatality and are thankful to the creator our Hon is alive and well.

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  21. People need to watch “Mandela the Long Walk to Freedom” movie.
    Exactly what transpired in the colonial days only Zambians abusing Zambians.

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  22. IT WAS ACTUALLY A PROSTITUTE NOT WIFE HE WAS HEAVILY DRUNK AND MADE FUNNY OF AN OFFICER WITH A SOLE INTENTION OF EMBARASSING ZP IN VIEW OF THE KANYAMA RALLY

    THE OFFICER WAS NOT DRUNK HE WAS ALSO NOT SURE WHO IT WAS WHO CAME BY IN THE EVENING

    ITS IMMORAL AND CHEAP LEADERSHIP TO ALSO DISGRACE AND PUBLICLY AN OFFICER LIKE THAT SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU ARE MORE RESOURCE ADVANTAGED THAN HIM

    GOOD BA MWATA SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS IT WAS A SPAT ON KAYAMA RALLY

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  23. from what I saw the policeman was right in asking to search the car as the police have a right to search any car but he was wrong doing the search while drunk. Nkombo too might have been drunk but they too had the right to ask why they were being searched. @Peter, recording the policeman was ok. policemen in the USA are recorded too.

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  24. My late grandpa was right. You cannot reason with a police officer or soldier, worse with a drunk one! Most join these ranks when all else has failed. No education required and 6 months chilailai is all that is needed. The mess we are seeing comes from ill-selection and I’ll-training! Very few professional police officers to reason with – hence what we have is a Police Force! A service is fair and reasonable with citizens. My worry is when the spokesperson praising indiscipline in the ranks. Next, expect more indiscipline in the ranks. Next victim will be the command itself. Criminals can so easily dispossess a drunk officer and commit serious crimes. What is the spokesperson going to say when that happens? If it is okay for your officers to be on duty drunk, please don’t arm them!…

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  25. Drunk armed officers are not only a nuisance but a danger to everybody including Chagwa! We cannot ignore this level of lawlessness!

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  26. @peter

    Did the SO called law maker introduce himself as such? Look at the time! It was late.

    I was stopped at 7am and detained by Messina police in SA when I refused a search. Like Ms Katongo states Police anywhere can stop, search and detain any vessel, aircraft or vehicle in or upon which there is reason to suspect that anything stolen or unlawfully obtained may be found. Let me add, “irrespective of the circumstances, drunk time laden with goods, armed etc” Dab cabs, SUVS and luxury are hot cakes in our region.

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  27. This is stupidity at its best. Sometimes, its good to let the winds settle, carry out investigations and deal with the culprit firmly. To issue such a statement at this juncture is poorly timed and shows the caliber of leaders that we have in this police state manged organisation. Whether this Katongo is trying to please the visionless one or this seemingly retard and drunk police officer bits logic. Imagine, it is you, at the road block in that state, are you telling me these police officers will let you to go? Why are we playing games and turning institutions that are supposed to protect and defend the defenseless into political weapons to fight the opposition? Just the other day they killed one of their own and pinned his death on innocent people locked in the cells. Shame.

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  28. Ms Nkombo tells the officer: “You jumped on him (Nkombo).”
    Officer: “But he jumped on me first”.
    Ms Nkombo: “…he can shoot you…”
    Officer: “Nizamulasila chani? Ndiwe ndani?”(Why should I should him? He’s not worth my bullet)
    What inference can we deduce from this?

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  29. That cop was visibly drunk and the police spokesperson is praising him??What kind of society is this? And were all the vehicles searched at that filling station? Why only Nkombo’s vehicle? You want to hold a press conference you are greeted by police. Indeed ours has become a police state!

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  30. That Cop deserves a promotion. The Nkombo family was deliberately provoking him but he kept his cool and won the battle of wits. Mr. Nkombo should be ashamed as a lawmaker to behave the way he did.

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    • By PF standards, this uncouth zipper on trousers wide open mbazili will be promoted as sub inspector spider ngoma.

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  31. All those who are alleging that the policeman was drunk is called hear say and it can not be used as evidence in the courts of law as the man was not subjected to an alcohol test. As a law maker, Garry was suppose to reason with the officer in a dignified manner and not in the manner he carried himself like a two year old toddler.The lawmaker my foot

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  32. just close the police force for one year and let the millitary take over!! you can do us service…we are fed up of the pf police and brutality everyday

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  33. Are you saying that its okay for the policemen to report for work under the influence of alcohol and drugs?

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  34. Garry Nkombo himself once admitted in Parliament that he had taken two shorts of whisky. The police office might have taken two too. Leave him alone. It’s normal to drink in Zambia even on duty.

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  35. That is what I said earlier some thing was hiding in Nkombo’s words.
    Nkombo said the police officer was drunk, did he take him to hospital for breath check!
    How do you tell someone is drunk with out breath check.
    Zambians must learn to respect their own laws , and undermine the law in forcers ; one day police will refuse to come to help when you will be in trouble.

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  36. what a statement from the distinguished police spokesperson Katongo who is a recent graduate from the prestigious Sean Spicer college of alternative facts! Off course the policeman was not drunk. He was just ugly, with poor command of the queens language, an amateur tailor who forgot to fix his zipper and who was brandishing his rifle in order to swat a fly which happened to be flying by the filling station..and then he noticed an empty vehicle which looked suspiciously overloaded. nothing wrong with his actions. As for the other video circulating of another police officer… he is obviously not drunk. His staggering and falling all over is due to the fact that his were baby steps and he was still getting used to walking around…nothing wrong with that either. Promote the two fellows…

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  37. THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE POLICEMAN DEMANDING TO SEARCH THE VEHICLE. IT IS THE DUTY OF THE POLICE TO SEARCH ANY SUSPICIOUS ARTICLES. HOWEVER, WHAT IS DISAPPOINTING IS THE FACT THAT THE GUY WAS DRUNK & THAT MADE HIM A SERIOUS DANGER TO THOSE PEOPLE HE WAS TRYING TO SEARCH. THE POLICE SHOULDN’T BE COMFORTABLE WITH SUCH CHARACTERS. GUNS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HANDLED WITH GREAT SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY. DRINKING ALCOHOL ON DUTY IS A DISMISSABLE OFFENSE

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  38. Can the Police Legitimately Search A Vehicle Without a Warrant?

    If the police search your car without a warrant or your permission or a valid reason, they are violating your constitutional rights. Nevertheless, there are some limited situations in which police can search a car without a warrant or your consent.

    The police can search your car if the officer has probable cause to believe there is evidence of a crime in your vehicle or the officer reasonably believes a search is necessary for their own protection (a hidden weapon, for example).
    In the case of Chilanga, the so called MP suddenly stopped at the gas station at an awkward time (mid night) next to a heavily guarded bank (ATM) by an armed police guard.

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  39. Zambia Police training is not adequate there is something missing. The service part is missing they are a force and not a Police service. The should review the curriculum.

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  40. @Dmitri asks was it okay for the policemen to report for work under the influence of alcohol and drugs?

    Was the officer tested for drugs? What if he had taken drugs for medicine? Indeed some drugs make you feel as if you are drunk.

    Why was the MP not driving? He was too drunk, the wife was drunk too.

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  41. It was very clearer that that policeman was drunk.
    If not, the police are lunatics.
    I am calling upon the army to control this mess.

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  42. A police officer can perform duties even when he is off-duty. Can a police officer refuse to apprehend a thief because he’s not on duty? That’s madness..Otherwise I also commend that police officer for what he did.

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  43. Questionable law maker???? Stop and search is not illegal even in Jamaica Babylon practices this law.

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  44. Garry is stupid, to be straight he was just supposed to produce an ID and the office would have identified GARRY immediately and maybe even saluted for him. As a public figure GARRY IS SUPOSED TO MOVE WITH AN IDENTITE and not provoke the situation.

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  45. Ifintu fimo ni common sense bane. Tabekatila insoka pakati, ngata wishibe ukubelele umutwe nangu umuchila

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  46. What do the terms and conditions of civil service state about an officer found drunk whilst on duty?
    PF please and the Police can we bring sanity in Zambia

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  47. The policeman was on firm ground to search this overzealous,mischievous,and overexcited MP who wanted to show the wife that is a Man.Thumbs up for the policeman for restraining the running comm- entries from the wife and 100% unwarranted provocation from Garry.This is the professionalism i expect from men and women in uniform.Drunkenness aside maybe he was off-duty and had some few but reasonable beers and the command called him for backup cause suspicious people like Garry do their maneuvers at night.He is a more alert police officer than i thought.

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  48. calling for action on the police officer is like calling for a replay of a football game for 2010 world cup. being drunk on duty can only be testified by an alcohol test called breathe rising. anything else is speculation even though the police officer was crawling. However the MP’s can still be punished as the evidence is so overwhelming of trying to provoke and embarrass the police service, assault, unlawful video shooting, conduct likely to cause breach of peace, undermining law enforcing agents, inciting the officer to shoot and kill, interfering with police performance. hope this behavior does not justify what kz did at independence stadium. all politicians are the same.

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