People’s Party president Mike Mulongoti has said the deployment of 600 police officers at the Kuomboka ceremony of the Lozi speaking people has created an impression that the traditional ceremony was war Zone.
Recently the Police command announced that 600 Police officers were deployed to police this weekend’s Kuomboka ceremony in Western Province.
President Edgar Lungu is expected to grace the traditional ceremony where also the United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema and his Vice Geoffrey Mwamba and foreign dignitaries are likely to be there as well.
Mulongoti suggested the Police should have instead only deployed few Police officers because this is not the first time the celebration was being practiced in Zambia and no violence has been recorded since its inception.
“The Police are just creating an impression that the traditional ceremony was at war Zone which has never happened in the history of Zambia” Mulongoti said