Katanga given 48 hrs to arrest all UPND members who beat up PF cadres

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The Minister of Home Affairs, Stephen Kampyongo has given Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga a 48 hour ultimatum to arrest all UPND members who beat PF cadres in Mufulira.

Kampyongo who could not stomach having ‘his’ party members beaten, without bringing the perpetrators to account, promised to get to the bottom of the matter.

“As the Minster of Home Affairs, I am directing Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga to arrest all UPND cadres who beat up our members in Mufulira,” Kampyongo said.

Speaking in Lusaka today, Kampyongo warned that he will not allow Zambia go into flames because of power thirsty politicians.

He said a number of innocent ruling PF members were assaulted by UPND members for no reason.

The Minister went on to say that he will not leave any stone unturned until all UPND cadres who participated in beating of PF carders are arrested.

“I am giving Copperbelt Police Commissioner 48 hours to bring to book all those opposition cadres who attacked our members.

Kampyongo added that government will not tolerate lawlessness and criminal activities perpetuated by different groupings will be dealt with accordingly.

His sentiments follows the recent public disturbances that happened when ruling party members tried to block UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema from featuring in an interview at a local media house.

Meanwhile, commenting on the matter, Hichilema said his party do not subscribe to use of violence, but, would defend itself if attacked.

He went on to thank the police for exhibiting highest standards of professionalism in dealing with the issue.


5 Responses to Katanga given 48 hrs to arrest all UPND members who beat up PF cadres

  1. For once please think beyond your intersts. You have the whole country to run and manage. Is it not lawlessness for PF cadres to try and attack a radio station. Ba Minister the power you have is delagated by the people and when people decide you will fail to handle the situation. Throwing and showing that you are powerful is not leadership. Analayse, understand the problem and then only can you resolve it. I am afraid the path you are taking will not help matters because not every Police officer is happy with what is going on.

    July 11, 2020 at 10:14 pm

  2. Mr Minister sir. May u leave the police do their job without fear or favour.

    July 12, 2020 at 8:07 am

  3. Dull minister can not analyse issues he only knows how to give directives as if he is telling his children, without realizing that ,those are trained guys, meaning they don’t need instructions from you.

    Leo jumbo
    July 12, 2020 at 8:12 am

  4. Strange. It is PF thugs that need to be arrested. Zambians are watching.

    Uncle John
    July 12, 2020 at 8:53 am

  5. Mr Kampyongo advise to you. It is the PF cadres who are to be arrested for taking the law into their own hands. PF cadres wanted to storm a radio station and residents of Mufulira not UPND cadres were involved. Katanga also be careful to be driven into wrong decision making read between the lines. Kampyongo know that you are decampaining PF for sure come 2021 don’t get surprised if you will lose elections because of the powers used wrongly. Zambia is Watching. AREEST PF CADRES FOR ATTACKING THE RADIO STATION.

    July 12, 2020 at 10:57 pm

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