Police have vowed to deal with all those planning to hold demonstrations at Parliament against the purchase of fire trucks ahead of today’s budget presentation.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said in a statement that no one will be allowed to hold any demonstrations at Parliament today.
“It has come to our attention that Alliance for Community Action has dared the Police saying that they will go ahead with their protest at Parliament and that they were calling on their members to turn up in numbers irrespective of police advise not to go ahead with the planned protest,” she noted.
“We are further informed that youths from the Patriotic Front are also planning to go ahead with their planned march to offer solidarity to the Minister of Finance tomorrow at Parliament,” Mrs Katongo said.
“As Zambia Police, we shall not tolerate any person or grouping that would want to act outside the provisions of the Law.”
“We therefore advise all those involved to take heed of the police advice or risk being dealt with accordingly.”