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Charity Katanga warns political players not to dare the Zambia police by defying Covid-19 protocols

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Deputy Inspector General of Police Charity Katanga has warned political players not to dare the police by defying Covid-19 protocols and that Zambia Police will not tolerate being dared by political parties who want to go against the health authorities’ advice by holding political rallies.

The Deputy IG was speaking in Kawambwa Constituency where she was to assess the security situation following some pockets violence recorded shortly after the nominations.

She said the Electoral Commission of Zambia and President Edgar Lungu have been on record discouraging Covid-19 high-spreader events such as rallies, hence the need for the Police to enforce the health regulations.

Mrs. Katanga has since advised political parties to canvass for votes using other means such as electronic and print media. Mrs. Katanga has warned perpetrators of violence in Kawambwa of arrests and imprisonment once found wanting.

The Deputy IG explained that she and Luapula Police Commissioner Chilije Nyirenda have engaged political parties that were involved in violence in Kawambwa.

Mrs. Katanga said calm has returned to Kawambwa following beefed up Police presence.

55 COMMENTS

  1. So she has taken over Kampyongos warnings, Kampyongo used to offer warnings from his car, his bedroom, his sitting room everywhere warnings.

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  2. Sometimes it’s better not to say anything. Which Parties is Charity Katanga warning? The biggest culprit is the PF, so she must be categorical and say she’s warned the PF and the UPND chapwa. But will she fairly execute her mandate? NO!

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  3. “Mrs. Katanga has since advised political parties to canvass for votes using other means such as electronic and print media. “
    Taxation without representation.

    Vote no to top-down leadership.

    Evidence are everywhere that top-down leadership,
    Response to Challenges can be Slowed Down, Limits Creativity and Seen as Dictatorial. PF time out.

    Please vote for Bottom Up Approaches to Successful.

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  4. Vote no to top-down leadership.

    Evidence are everywhere that top-down leadership,
    Response to Challenges can be Slowed Down, Limits Creativity and Seen as Dictatorial.

    Please vote for Bottom Up Approaches to Successful.

  5. Police never change. They will warn you to keep you safe. Is it not amazing that they are warning you to save your lives and those of others from the raveging menace of the invisible pathogen, SARS-CoV-2?
    The issue of following Covid-19 protocols are real and straightforward. Are you then going to defy the disease in the name of getting to power?
    You can do a better job and always wanting to do things your way at all cost is detrimental to good leadership practices.
    You better reckon, there so many other ways of campaigning than making rallies. Agree that Covid-19 is a game changer and the mode of campaigns just got changed. Yangu!

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  6. Police never change. They will warn you to keep you safe. Is it not amazing that they are warning you to save your lives and those of others from the raveging me.na.ce of the invisible pathogen, SARS-CoV-2?
    The issue of following Covid-19 protocols are real and straightforward. Are you then going to defy the disease in the name of getting to power?
    You can do a better job and always wanting to do things your way at all cost is detrimental to good leadership practices.
    You better reckon, there so many other ways of campaigning than making rallies. Agree that Covid-19 is a game changer and the mode of campaigns just got changed. Yangu!

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  7. This is a tricky time,how this person performs between now and August may determine her future, especially having been a clearly highly compromised officer

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  8. I will applaud you once you have arrested ECL for contravening the Covid-19 rules! He is the only one to gather those rallies!

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  9. Actually it is PF that has been Covid 19 superspreader agents.The photos of their political gathering are all over .

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  10. No power at law for her to talk like that. Those sources quoted were talking out of malice. Go to the markets and enforce your COVID guidelines!

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  11. Completely NO CLUE !!. They cant even name, what is that “health authorities’ advice ” or “health guidelines”. Do we have any qualified lawyers on this forum to advise, that these guidelines or whatever they are called, need to petitioned for infridging with the constitutional rights of freedom of assembly.
    This is the only way to stop this nonsence, where Police is becoming above politics, and will be the only way to deter Charity and his mate Kanganja. There is no LOCKDOWN in Zambia, to demand such. Instead the GRZ should focus on acquiring vacines to launch massive immunization campaigns, and not these politically biased guidelines.

  12. PF has lost Luapula, and they had to deploy violent Charity for campaigns.
    This time she should have gone on maternity leave so UPND can spare her in new government.

  13. THIS STUPIDITY CANNOT BE ALLOWED , SINCE WHEN DID COVID -19 BE AN ISSUE FOR
    THE PF AND ECL , TEAM RED GO AHEAD AND BE SMART AS THM HAVE ALREADY CAMPAIGNED
    AND ALSO PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY OPTED FOR CHANGE

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  14. Charity Katanga is travelling on a dangerous path. She must know that we are now on a 90 day Official Campaign Period provided for under the Electoral Law. An ECL directive doesn’t repeal that law. ECZ hasn’t banned Rallies so who is Charity Katanga to ban these Rallies? Rallies are allowed during the Campaign Period as long as Covid-19 Guidelines are observed. ECL launched PF Campaign at Mulungushi Conference Centre where multitudes attended the Launch. Where was ZPS to enforce Covid-19 Guidelines? Why stop UPND Alliance launching their Campaign on the CB? What is Good for the Gueese is good for the Gander.

  15. ZAMBIA’S WORST POLITICAL ARCHITECTS EVER: THE OUT-GOING EDGAR LUNGU AND HIS PF

    The six-year-old shadowy, and predatory lying and parasitic architects waddle in Zambia’s electoral swamp in a quest to protract their unsustainable parasitic enterprise. They are the outgoing PF, and its leader, Edgar Lungu.
    STATED ON ANOTHER NEWS PLATFORM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. I said the exact same thing yesterday. If the upnd donkeys want to meet their maker earlier, then let them defy covid rules. We have ensured that the police are fully equipped with state of the art tools and machinery to sort out any thugs from upnd caught breaking the rules.

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  17. This midget Katanga has started with her brutality straight from graduating after obtaining her Masters in Law from UNZA….really laughable….deep down she knows that something is not right!!

  18. Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    Unbelievable! In the middle of the pandemic when COVID-19 was wrecking havoc across the globe, Lungu was trotting the country in the name of “working visit” holding massive campaign rallies. The opposition couldn’t do the same because they were told campaigns had not officially started or COVID-19 restrictions barred them.
    Now he wants to stop his opponents from campaigning just so he can easily win and steal the elections. What dnmb playbook is this? Why didn’t they postpone the elections if campaigns were not going to be allowed.
    Lungu wants to use the police, ECZ and ConCourt to just bulldoze his way into a 3rd term. Unbelievable!

  19. Lesson to Zambians never vote in a lawyer who lamentably failed in his profession as President.

  20. Is the D IG really knows what she is talking about, PF is main culprit in this who issue of contravening the covid-19 observance rules. It should be the Ministry of Health issuing covid -19 enforcement observance as the President in his current position is also a Presidential contender who is supposed to handover power to someone else or to himself. It will be grossly unfair to bar other contenders from hold rallies with a limited number failure to do that will force other contenders to start breaking the law and should they lose, there will be petitions in courts. As it is the police have been put in a very delicate position to balance between executive orders and covid-19 situation. Using other forms of media. The PF is controlling all public media which can reach all corners of the…

  21. Warning to Katanga, Zambia is not your mother’s farm nor PF’ s farm. Have you read ECZ COVID campaign rules. Be professional you can’t trust PF leaders. One day soon you and Kangaja may face the court for abuse of office. Are you blind can’t you see ECL ignoring COVID regulations.

  22. It is the time when politicians can show how mature they are. After all, they are the lawmakers and protectors of the country.

  23. Those organising rallies and campaigning despite the danger of Corona, are enemies of humanity and need to be dealt with strongly. We can’t allow anyone, whosever it is, to jeopardise the lives of people. We are not to be sacrificed for your politics, mind it, HH.

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  24. There are adamant politicians like Hakainde Hichilema who wants to campaign despite the pandemic and put the lives in danger. He has proved that his only intention is to grab power somehow, no matter what happens to people. That is the reason people don’t want change, because HH is not worth experimenting with.

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  25. There are adamant politicians like Hakainde Hichilema who wants to campaign despite the pandemic and put the lives in danger. He has proved that his only intention is to grab power somehow, no matter what happens to people. That is the reason people don’t want change, because HH is not worth experimenting with.

  26. Political killings are mostly on the blood of UPND than PF. They are fond of human shields and killing them for fun. See, what UPND has done in Solwezi. It is nothing but an attempt to kill innocent people.

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  27. UPND stands exposed. The decision of the party to campaign is no less inhuman than the holocaust, that will lead to massive deaths and health issues.

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  28. UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema should be booked on the charges of mass murder for defying the orders. He is being super spreader of the deadly virus.

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  29. Police should not hesitate even for a minute to act against those holding rallies and campaigning. They should be treated like mass murderers.

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  30. It is the matter of safety of millions of Zambians. Everyone should understand it and behave accordingly. Covid19 is still around and can be lethal if we get lethargic. The onus is on politicians as many people follow them and they can influence the opinion.

  31. Despite the fact that large public gatherings can trigger the spread of Corona virus, HH and UPND are still hell bent on holding rallies and campaigning for the elections. This is nothing but the most selfish behaviour that can kill innocent people.

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  32. This is the irony that police had to issue the statement and Hakainde Hichilema, who aspires to be the President of Zambia, has literally no regard for the lives of people. He is only interested in his personal gains.

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  33. Which party is seriously breaking the covid-19 protocols? Pictures and video footage has it all. Why is the policy not acting? Look at the Mongu VP visit, look at Chibombo rally, look at the launch, look at the Kabushi match. Why are we pretending bane? Please ZP, do your job without fear or favour. Mu ka isanga muli mwamoneni. Zambia is our only country and let’s all rally behind and protect it from all danger in the spirit of one Zambia one Nation one People.

  34. Katanga, you are not Lungu’s cop. Please do not follow blindly orders which are backed by the constitution. This is dictatorship.

  35. PF people have been holding rallies across the country. Now,that they have toured the entire country, they want to disadvantage others. This is dictatorship and selfisness. Katanga, you fe employed to protect the public, not to follow Lungu’s silly orders. Why can’t you think independently instead of being an a—kisser.

  36. PF people have been holding rallies across the country. Now,that they have toured the entire country, they want to disadvantage others. This is dictatorship and selfisness. Katanga, you fe employed to protect the public, not to follow Lungu’s silly orders. Why can’t you think independently instead of being an a— kisser.

  37. PF people have been holding rallies across the country. Now,that they have toured the entire country, they want to disadvantage others. This is dictatorship and selfisness. Katanga, you are employed to protect the public, not to follow Lungu’s silly orders. Why can’t you think independently instead of being an a— kisser.

  38. Outgoing DIG katanga with her few final rantings. You should be busy getting ready to leave office after August instead of busy issuing warnings.

  39. Do not allow anyone to bring virus to your homes, they can use electronic media to convey messages or to reach you. close doors convid-19 kills.

  40. I am in kabwata right now and just effected citizen’s arrests on two upnd thugs who were not following covid rules. I have beaten them and tied them and called the police to come collect these bab00ns.

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  41. I am in kabwata right now and just effected cltizen’s arrests on two upnd thugs who were not following covid rules. I have beaten them and tied them and called the police to come collect these bab00ns.

  42. I am in k.abwata right now and just effected cltizen’s arrests on two u.p.nd thugs who were not following covld rules. I have beaten them and tled them and called the poIice to come collect these bab00ns.

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  43. When eyeing the top slot the mind gets clouded and decisions all become suspect! Who is Katanga trying to please? Her disappointment will be a gut punch should those whose eye she has attracted her way fail to make it into the corridors she hopes they will so they deliver the prize she so craves!

  44. Kaizar Zulu lives in Misisi slums and he’s part of PF Covid 19 superspreader bio-terrorists. Arrest him asap together with PF politicians.

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  45. Mlevi come to Zambia when you are allowed to fly. I will personally receive you at the airport where I will proceed to f.u.c.k the life out of you. I will beat you up

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    Same troll commenting from #27 to #37 under various alises; then from #39 to #42… are the PF trolls this desperate?

  47. Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    Fake ‘Kaizar Zulu’ is a UK based imposter and troll who thinks he is Kaizar Zulu.

  48. K – Z IS A L!AR IN KABWATA …… LET’S JUST HOPE THIS IMP0STER ROTS In H E LL WITH ALL HIS INSULTS
    A ST U P I D MAN SITTING IN ROOM SOMEWHERE BEING PAID TO BLOG OBSECENITIES

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