Police spokesperson Esther Katongo
Mrs. Katongo says the deceased’s body has been deposited to the University Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Police have deployed officers to patrol all highway routes across the country following reports that the striking truck drivers intend to harm fellow truckers who would continue operating on Zambian roads.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said officers have already cleared all trucks which were parked along the road on highways hence there is free flow of traffic on all routes.

She assured the traveling public of their safety and urged all those who may still feel insecure to approach officers at any nearest Police Station for escort.

Mrs Katongo has warned in a statement that the drivers involved in organizing the strike that Police shall not take lightly any conduct that has potential to bring about break down in law and order.

Audio recordings were yesterday trending on social media stating that all trucks whether local or foreign should not be on Zambian Roads today and further threatening that all those found on the roads should have themselves to blame if anything happened to them as truck drivers were planning to go on strike.

Mrs Katongo said Police find such recordings highly unreasonable with potential to incite violence.

She said an inquiry has been instituted to find the author or authors of the said audios and punitive action will be taken against them.

Mrs Katongo said the police have been put on full alert to deal with any eventuality that may arise.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I would support Police on this one. Whn u’re facing a crisis as we’re now, it’s requires cool heads not hot heads leading strike action. Wht I mean is it’s time to talk people. Our economy is fragile. We can’t afford to hv more people out of work. Go ahead Esther and deploy.

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  2. “Nemwine”don’t comment on something you don’t understand,truck drivers are being exploited in this country but the called transporters “investors “are getting richer and richer every day. When we go to South Africa for greener pasture we’re killed because back home in Zambia no one cares about us. Viva truck drivers.

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    • Oscar, thank you for the reply. Are you saying this matter cannot be discussed? The economy is so bad now. We csnnot afford any disruption to movement of goods around the country. That’s all I am saying. There’s a crisis right now.

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  3. Just arrest the ring leaders especially the so called executive of this truck drivers association and charge them for inciting violence then see how they quickly deny the story.

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  4. They can use reasonable channel of communication to air there views than going on strike because doing that will just do us more harm so its time to be realistic and reasonable let us put politics a side.Drivers we support you but use relevant means of air your grievances

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