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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Police in full riot gear deployed all over Lusaka to stop peaceful protests

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Police in Lusaka have deployed officers to deal with protesting youths who have vowed to go ahead with protests on various issues of national interest including corruption in the government.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said no youth has been given a permit to protest over anything today.

Mrs Katongo said the current COVID-19 situation does not allow for huge gatherings hence anyone that will be found protesting will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Mrs Katongo has also accused some Civil Society Organisations of inciting youths to go on the street to protest while they remain in the comfort of their homes.

She said according to information availed to her by the Police Command in Lusaka, the youths have not been given any permit to protest.

Mrs Katongo added that she has no information that Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo has permitted anyone to protest.

She has urged people intending to protest to follow the law and ensure that they also approach the Ministry of health for guidelines.

 

49 COMMENTS

  1. We thank our men and women in uniform for ensuring peace and security across the country. We have laws and rules for a reason. This is a civilised society and you cannot expect to just cause disruption on our busy streets without it being approved by the relevant authorities. If they feel it is a security risk they are within their powers to decline such a request. Alternatively go and assemble on HHs farms since we know he is one funding confusion

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  2. Mrs Katongo said the current COVID-19 situation does not allow for huge gatherings. Last week Pro Bill protest happened and there was no COVID protest happened

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  3. These are frightened little men……

    looking under rocks for conspirous theories and people giving the suffering youth a voice……

    Yes , you can show case your guns and war marchines ,nothing will stop the suffering Zambians crying out….

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  4. Its fine you got the message. COVID IS NOT AN ISSUE BUT GOD WILL SEE YOU OUT PEACIFULLY USING THE PEOPLE YOU ARE DENYING TO DEMOSTRATE PEACIFULLY. TIME CATCHING YOU UP EASILY AND SO FAST.
    IF I WERE THE PRESIDENT ECL I WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THEM TO ASSESS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 2021.
    YOU KNOW FORCIFULY SILENCING CITIZENS IN THE NATION DOES NOT HELP BUT PAILING UP ANGER OF YOUR OWN PEOPLE AND WONT HAVE TIME TO APOLOGIZE. BY THE TIME YOU SAY SORY DURING CAMPAGN THEY WILL BE THE FIRST PEOPLE TO READ YOUR MIND THAT YOU ARE CHEATING THEM THRU YOUR LIPS.
    PF IS SEATED ON A TIME BOMB.

  5. setting the army against it’s own people who are exercising the right to peaceful protesters – what kind of government does this !

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  6. No doubt a gathering of youths to show support of PF government would go ahead without the required police permit – double standards as always

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  7. Kikiki PF is scared of the Yufi Party.

    What cowards we have in government.

    They have failed to performs and cannot stand up to simple questioning.

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  8. Kaiser Zulu, what are you doing in Malawi with Xavier chungu and mfwiti katele kalumba.
    Ndimwe munatiletelela mu 2016 manje mwayenda Ku malawi

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  9. WHY IS THE GOVT FEARING?I SWEAR IF PF LOOSES POWER THEY WILL WANT TO USE MEN IN UNIFORM TO VICTIMIZE THE ZAMBIANS.THE CHIMBALA WILL BURN THEM. ZAMBIANS ARE OBSERVANT AND THE WHOLE PF GOVT WILL PAY FOR THERE EVIL.

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  10. People advising the PF government on PR should be fired, bringing out the police like this just shows how zambia is becoming a police state. Government should be engaging youth and not threatening to break their bones.

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  11. According to silly Esther only P.F Goonz are immune to Covid 19, as we always see these K0lway’z congregating in numbers on the streets when it’s to do with P.F propaganda & ensuring that Drunken Widow visionless embezzler continues squatting in Plot #1.
    The shameless double standard exhibited by this “Esther Mwata Kazembe” P.F belly Caderess makes the mind boggle!
    Lastly, #CHAKOLWAKUYABEBELE!

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  12. Law and order must be adhered to in order to safe guard our country from selfish politicians with self interest who want only confusion.Youths be vigilant and don’t be used because one wants regime change. We say no to selfish politicians.Viva PF viva Bulldoza mokwana.

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  13. The normal excuses given by police when denying people police permits to gather and hold peaceful demonstrations is we have no man power to ensure that your procession shall be protected. But we see personnel being unleashed on ghost demonstrators for no apparent reason at all as if the police have been paraded to show off their weaponry and arsenals on a police day. When you are issuing police statements please think. So ministry of health says P.F members have become vaccinated and immune to covid 19. We see P.F cadres gathering at will and attending meetings when the President visited Northern Province recently freely. Demonstrations were held a few days ago at parliament freely to those who are immune to civid 19.The rights to hold peaceful demonstrations is enshrined in our…

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  14. Apparently there is rumors of an impending coup plot to oust Chagwa from Plot One that’s where the troups were ordered to start patrolling! Anyway, Chagwa must ask Laurel Kabbila, Sekuru Mugabe and Samuel Kanyon Doe, kuunya!

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  15. Maj juku stop dreaming, I was not in malawi and have no business there. What benefit does it give me to get involved in another countries election. Some times listen to yourselves and ask if what you are saying is plausible. Have you seen any evidence of my journey there with proof of what I was doing?

    @njang please tell thos some people to try coup if they want to end up like captain solo. Learn to be serious

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  16. Unnecessary militarization of the police. They’re not out to deal with armed agitators but unarmed youths. Totally needless.

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  17. Lungu is a coward. Kampyongo coward. Bowman coward. Entire PF. Cowards. Give the youths the rights if you are brave.

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  18. Arrest them and whim them hard for breaking presidential laws and orser to avoid public gatherings. When you finish arrest their god HH and this time don’t let him out until after the elections and after COVID-19 pandemic. We are a country of laws and we are in charge so when we say stop, you must listen. Don’t talk about the PF and supporters of Bill 10. Circumstances are different and these didn’t cause any anarchy. They strictly observed social distancing and were wearing masks. You thugs will be out of control and disturb the peace. Cage them please Ba IG.

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  19. Can anyone remember how Levy allowed that huge protest and went on to beat the closest rival by over 500,000 votes? If I was in charge I would have allowed the event take place and then would have even addressed them. The big man can not resolve all this. The advisers should help him please please. Anger released today is better than anger released in the booth on the ballot..

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  20. Is it only Lusaka that has suffering youths? Where are the youth elsewhere, copperbelt & the rest of the country. Youth should match everywhere, at the same time.

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  21. @Nigga Nature. Since you have big ones and are not a coward, why are you not out protesting instead of hiding behind a keyboard on LT? I bet you non of the opposition leaders or people close to them will be out here either. Who are the cowards now?

  22. Kaiser Zulu, rattled with news on Google with Katele Kalumba(the witch) and Xavier Chungu(the fugitive) are in Malawi to rig that country’s elections. However, Malawians are chasing them like dogs to return to Zambia. PF regime mercenaries exposed. Evil can not fight goodness.

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  23. KZ

    On corner of the earth will ofer you any hiding space after 2021……

    You will be counted as lucky if the new Zambian security forces get to you before our aggrieved brothers and sisters in Zambia

  24. Esther can not tell me that the police in those pictures are observing social distancing. Be reminded thak KK used to be powerful but when “THE HOUR” came, the man was reduced to reality. FTJ tried third term and people said NO. These self important mob think they are bigger than the Zambian people! Very soon a lot of these characters will have to explained how they obtained their wealth. I suggest they lawyer up. The youth have demonstrated leadership by protesting in the Bush to avoid their bones to be broken by police. The day of reckoning is coming.

  25. A harbinger of things to come. The Patriotic Front government is now on the back foot. This is like a father who does not want the children to tell him that he is n a k e d .
    The truth hurts so they are now hiding behind Covid. Covid has come to stay, so are you going to ban peaceful assembly of the citizens forever? PF will be the only party in history to be voted out of power without the Opposition campaigning.

  26. KZ…You want them arrestted yet you breached election rules in Malawi by interfering in their elections. Lucky you didn’t get apprehended. The same yardstick you use to measure others will be applied today.

  27. In a democracy, power must rest with the people. See what happened in the USA. Did people get permits to demonstrate country wide on “Black Lives Matter”? No. So if the youth start “Youth Lives Matter”and all the youth go onto the street, will KZ take responsibility if police brutality massacre our future leaders? Please be careful what you wish for. When the hour comes, not even the devil can resist. For the sake of peace and stability, let’s pray for restraint on both the hungry-angry youth and the feed-in-regalia. Zambia is for ALL of us and not for the few!

  28. Any fool can see how unprofessional this police officers are just because the protest is anti government they pretend to use COVID 19. But when PF goons where protesting for bill 10 there was no COVID-19!

    That’s the price you pay for having scared clueless people in the corridors of power!!

  29. Neutral comment, don’t compare LPM to anyone who came after Kaunda. He dwarfs all of them not only in physique but tolerance also. Levy never felt threatened by people criticising him on radio. He was never afraid of the media.

  30. Good you tricked these corrupt PF foooools…keep announcing protests…let’s see how long they will keep mobilising riot police from Lilayi..really laughable

  31. Be clever the last post is my upnd clone. I can never call for the arrest of people without fair trial. The upnd are now panicking paying youth to riot and now even cloning my accounts. You are in trouble hahaha. 2021 is not far. Hh knows it is over

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  32. These Youths of today are very sharp! Imagine they managed to organize Police to demonstrate on their behalf?… Kikikiki
    This was a Technical knock out!
    Citizens of a Democratic Nation don’t need Police Permits to demonstrate! PF and their partisan police should be careful not start what they may fail to stop! Violence has no Monopoly! Wise leaders take time to stop and listen to the cries of the masses! If you don’t know how to stop a machine, don’t start it!

  33. The last I checked the Zambian constitution, the Minister of Home has no right to give a permit to anyone to protest. All any one needs to do is inform the Police, finito! This is the stupid Public Order Act Godfoolish Miyandering re enacted that is subject to so much abuse, how I hate that God damn alleged coup ploting failed soldier!

  34. Sadly, who ever authorized the purchasing of useless guns and armour for the Zambia Police lost the basic course in a democracy. Demonstrations are part of democracy. Wasting our money buying machine guns which are meant for mass deaths means that our leaders are willing to massacre their own people for unknown unconstitutional reasons. Are we seeing massacres as part of the roadmap to a worse Zambia as evidenced by Zambia Police totting machine guns out to deal with youth following their constitutional rights? Did we vote for this scenario in 2016 General and Presidential elections? Where did vision of the planned suppression of citizens leading their constitutional lives but targeted for mass deaths come from?

  35. There is no police in Zambia, those are pf slaves. Pathetic fools can hold protests against those against bill 10 peacefully, granted permission peacefully. But hurt Zambians can’t be given permission because covid 19 is only real to them. There is no covid 19 in Zambia, there is only covid strategy to prevent normal Zambians from excersizing their rights while allowing pathetic fools to do whatever they want. Keep up with this no sense we won’t even reach next year the whole country will match against you fools

  36. Who gassed in killed 50 Zambians early this year. We want the perpetrators found n brought to book noti kuwayawaya ka

  37. Don’t worry, PF are now walking with clutches n soon and very soon they’ll be looking for the best country to seek asylum. Let’s be steadfast about this till they crack.

  38. BIG THINGS START SMALL.
    THERE IS NOTHING WRONG ASKING FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE.
    WHO EVER REFUSES IT, NOT A GOOD LEADER.
    AND AM SURE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS POINT.

  39. African democracy is in crisis – VJ
    DEMOCRACY in Africa is in crisis, says Vernon Mwaanga.
    The veteran politician said the new generation of African leaders had developed atrocious habits of treating national resources as personal and thereby lowering the bar of integrity.
    Mwaanga said many of them use their offices to amass wealth for themselves, their families and friends.
    “They use national wealth not for development or the banishment of poverty, but to satisfy their greed, power and prestige, then they cross the red line. It is immoral for wealth no matter how little, to tolerate poverty. The pattern we have been seeing in many African countries is ruthless competition between close subordinates of presidents, not to acquire money to feed, clothe or house themselves, but to give…

  40. What is Kaizar ZuIu’s job description is he a civil servant or just a part cadre? By the way which boarder did the three election rigging experts us in and out of Malawi. Surely there pictures of them sneaking with popped eyes.

  41. Kaizer Zulu please unplug your head from your butt and start using your brains.

    To you what you and Lungu are doing to Zambia is good ! Really?

    You must be a fool indeed.

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