Police have condemned the conduct exhibited by United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres who were reported in the section of the media to have harassed National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfrida Sumaili yesterday when she appeared at the Lusaka magistrate court.
This was contained in a press statement made available to ZANIS by Zambia police spokesperson Esther Katongo in Lusaka today.
Mrs. Katongo said that the unruly conduct by the opposition party’s cadres towards the minister at the Lusaka magistrates court was unfortunate as the premises where not campaign grounds free to all members of the public.
“Our reminder to the unruly Cadres is that the court precincts are not places for campaigns but rather independent premises where every person should be free to without intimidation or harassment” Ms. Katongo said.
She further warned the UPND cadres to guard against their conduct whenever they are at court, adding that they risk being arrested and prosecuted.
Ms. Katongo said that the police will not tolerate irresponsible conduct by anyone as it has potential to destabilize the peace of the country.
“We would like to categorically state that all those that would be spotted to have participated in the fracas that transpired yesterday at the Lusaka magistrate court will be dealt with in accordance with the provision of the law” she said.
Ms. Katongo advised members of the public to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner whenever they are at the court premises to give solidarity to their preferred individuals adding that they should not at any point involve themselves in violent , intimidating or provoking behavior.