Saturday, June 15, 2024

Police Deny Allegations by Former President Edgar Lungu

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The Zambia Police Service has addressed recent allegations made by former President Edgar Lungu, who claimed that there were plans to ambush him at night. In an official statement, the police categorically denied these allegations as unfounded and false.

Inspector General of Police, Graphel Musamba, emphasized that at no point had the police intended to ambush Mr. Lungu or any other citizen. “Our primary concern is the safety and security of all individuals, including Mr. Lungu,” Musamba stated. He reassured that, as a former head of state, Mr. Lungu is entitled to protection, and the monitoring of his movements is conducted strictly for his safety, adhering to standard procedures with respect to his privacy and dignity.

The police further explained that even if Mr. Lungu fails to inform them of his movements, they would still ensure his protection by monitoring his activities as part of their duty.

The statement clarified that the police security personnel currently assigned to Mr. Lungu are funded by the government. However, it acknowledged that in certain situations, these personnel might not be sufficient to ensure his safety during all movements. Thus, additional measures by the police are sometimes necessary to provide adequate protection.

The Zambia Police Service appealed to the public to understand their role in maintaining law and order and ensuring the safety of all citizens. “We ask for your cooperation and to avoid making baseless accusations against the police when it suits particular interests, only to seek police assistance when it becomes convenient,” Musamba noted.

The statement concluded by reaffirming the police’s commitment to protecting and serving the public impartially and professionally.

Graphel Musamba
Inspector General of Police

22 COMMENTS

  1. Zambia Police, please you are paying too much attention to Mr.Lungu. If he doesn’t want your protection, withdraw it just as you did with his bodyguards. Yes, he is on a mission to turn the church especially the Roman Catholic Priests against the democratically elected government but the people of Zambia will have the final say in 2026.

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  2. NO HE NEEDS MORE PROTECTION
    TAKE OFFICERS OFF ALL FADED SOLID WHITE LINES AND PLACE THEM IN THE SECURITY WING FOR NOW…
    ZRA WILL JUST NOW START CHARGING TAX ON LUNCH MONEY

  3. Generally the police in Zambia are incompetent and ignorantly unfriendly and unprofessional. This is brought about in part by the archaic laws they try to enforce that make them a laughing stock elsewhere. I mean, who insists on stickers on cars for reflection!? In the 21st Century … one cop asked me how my foreign car was registered without reflectors … and he felt insulted when I told him calmly that they are inbuilt. This is just a small example. Forgive them for all their useless postures and from-retirement leaderships.

  4. Enough with Lungu….what is wrong with us Africans…..???….we spend our time discussing Politics and useless things 24/7….when are we going to find time to discuss ideas about generating enough Electricity????….Today Lungu….Tomorrow HH…the day after GBM…Politics…Politics Politics day in day out

  5. Mutaware Jameson Kacasu Lungu has a notorious habit of snicking from his house to go to Chawama patronising bars chewing amahule incognito! Next time when one of the people whose bollocks you squeezed catches you in Chawama wena Mutaware, u nyelile!

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  6. Lungu unani mushapu ahulu, he was arresting people left right and centre when he was in power, now that its his turn to venture into Chimbokaila the alcoholic lunatic is all cry baby cry! Chimuntu chimkulu choonse kulilalila monga kamwana kamtotot sure, foeseki!

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    • It’s not the turbines that are a problem. The problem is your president who told us he had a solution to loadshedding and Kapala who told the nation in January that there will be no loadshedding because of the mitigation measures your government has put in place. Wake up man don’t be played.

  7. I don’t like Edgar Lungu but it’s obvious your government has been trying to provoke him for sometime now which has forced him into the ring.
    Which law has he broken?
    Dropping in to say hi to his friend the Bishop
    Attending a church service
    Visiting the market and get mobbed
    Calling for early elections

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    • You are one intelligent, honest man and you are always on point fairly. But can you honestly say that a lot of what is going on with the former President, the Church and these other people is not about church matters, but politics disguised in the name of the church? Why not just fight the perceived lack of space, rather than using the sanctity of the church for politics?

    • I will answer you with a real example. Mr Hakainde Hichilema was hosted several times by the then Lusaka Archbishop His eminence emeritus Tresphor MPUNDU. It was not a crime or political then…. and so it shouldn’t be now. We are wasting to much time trying to stifle the opposition at the expense much more important issues

  8. It is difficulty to believe what comes from this folk tongued Leadership. You have withdrawn all the security and benefits of a former Head of state. But when it suits you want to protect him it is very strange. He is providing his own security so leave him. The only problem with UPND is that they thought everyone would bootleak them. They are a very divisive political party. They don’t think that ordinary Zambians can criticise them. There is a man in UPND who forced a child to drink Kwachasu and that man is still roaming the streets of Lusaka today.

  9. He should be quiet and let himself go back to mediocrity, alcoholism and irrelevance, which is where he came from originally. Time proceeds forwards and cannot be recalled by desperate false prophecy. As far as I know he has yet to try his luck farming so perhaps that is the best way forward

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  10. I will answer you with a real example. Mr Hakainde Hichilema was hosted several times by the then Lusaka Archbishop His eminence emeritus Tresphor MPUNDU. It was not a crime or political then…. and so it shouldn’t be now. We are wasting to much time trying to stifle the opposition at the expense much more important issues

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