It was dangerous for Nkombo to confront a drunk cop – Police

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Garry Nkombo

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo says it is very embarrassing for an officer to be drunk on duty.


Katongo has however noted that it was very dangerous for Mazabuka UPND member of parliament to confront an officer who looked drunk, armed with a loaded weapon, in the manner he did.


A video has surfaced showing a police officer in uniform aiming his AK47 rifle at Nkombo and his wife at a service station in Lilayi.


“It is true that the officer looked drunk. However, what he was saying that an officer can search any motor vehicle or vessel he or she suspects is correct. The other advise is that you don’t confront a person who has a fire arm like that. It is dangerous,” Katongo reacted in a journalists’ WhatsApp group today.


“We will find out from Chilanga police because that is embarrassing.”


She also said Nkombo should have reported the matter to a nearest police station where the officer would have been disarmed and subjected to an alcohol test.


“The best that person should have done would be to report that officer at the nearest police station so that they disarm him. Proving his drunken state without subjecting him to alcohol tastes may be challenging. However we need to address the problem,” said Katongo.


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13 Responses to It was dangerous for Nkombo to confront a drunk cop – Police

  1. Just accept that your officer was wrong that so!

    March 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm

  2. A drunk cop,in uniform,on duty? indeed ni pa zambia,filachitika,its normal!

    March 27, 2017 at 9:40 pm

  3. That buju looks like a pf cadre.

    March 28, 2017 at 3:03 am

  4. The whole police service is a huge disgrace to Zambia. There is so much lawlessness among Zambia Police members that any serious government would have fired 90% of its members after disarming them.

    March 28, 2017 at 3:08 am

  5. Most of these officers drink on duty with impunity. But for a civilian, instant punitive measures are taken. God help us.

    March 28, 2017 at 4:57 am

  6. There is a lot of indiscipline in ZPS ever since poorly trained PF thugs were infiltrated into ZPS and other govt Institutions. There is no more Professionalism in ZPS becoz Senior Officers are no longer appointed on merit but on Political grounds. Most Senior Officers in ZPS are PF Cadres who are Politicising the Service. Yes it was dangerous for the MP to confront the armed and drunk Policeman but what is IG Kanganja doing about all these incidents of Police indiscipline and Brutality? ZPS should give guidelines to the Public on the Criteria for Police Searches with or without a Search Warrant.So even a drunk Policeman can search anybody anywhere? A robber in Police Uniform will also search and rob again? So where will this end? To restore discipline in ZPS all PF Cadres and Militia should be flushed out of ZPS and other govt Institutions. With the Illegitimate Lungu in charge that will not happen so expect more Police Brutality.

    March 28, 2017 at 6:05 am

  7. The officer should not be justified in any way because he is trained to be disciplined. If the police spokesperson begins to exonerate such officers, I think it is tantamount to promoting lawlessness. Officers are trained to handle people of various temperaments and should therefore exhibit higher levels of discipline not ukulanwa pa nchito. Scruitnise this officer he starts killing innocent people.

    March 28, 2017 at 6:15 am

  8. Ba Katongo stop scoring your own goal. The Officer was not drunk till proven so.
    Do not tarnish the image of the police Service through your careless statement. Garry Came from a wedding where alcohol was plentiful while the officer was at a duty station. In fact that is why Garry had asked his wife to drive. Which normal Husband asks a wife to drive the car in the wee hours of the night? The drunken culprit is Garry who could Not take lawful orders for the car to be searched and physically attempted to confront an armed Officer with his bare hands. Very foolish act. By this time his wife would have been a widow had the sober Officer not excised his control .

    March 28, 2017 at 7:42 am

  9. Why play hero in such dangerous circumstances, Garry is one of the law makers and should have just obliged to the officers commands. That is why there are systems in place, the video itself is enough to implicate the drunken officer why ague with him? We have had enough of police killing innocent citizens. Look at the guy in the video what could stop him from shooting randomly if he wanted? The guy is drunk period. Ba Nkombo I think this should ring some bells in your mind, you were not going to see the following day watch out!!!!!!

    March 28, 2017 at 7:57 am

  10. Bwana I do as my commander in chief does…he dinks on duty and everyone knows and you voted for him that’s why Bwana I also drink on duty. You will see that nothing will be done to me because sometimes I even drink on duty when am working at state house!!!!!!!!!

    Please discipline my boss Lungu first then you can discipline me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 28, 2017 at 9:51 am

    • Wachimwanso iwe ZILIMBWEE meanwhile leta ka junta before tikalibe kukusecha,boma ni boma.

      March 28, 2017 at 11:15 pm

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