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Sunday 18th February 2018

Zambian Police’s Independence Called Into Question Once More

Copperbelt police have threatened to question National Democratic Congress consultant Chishimba Kambwili by any means necessary.

Police commissioner Charity Katanga says police will not fail to question Kambwili although he has refused to appear before them.

“The police have enough enormous power to question anybody. If we want we can just go and pick him up,” Katanga said.

Kambwili refused to accept the summons and telephonically blasted Katanga. The Roan Member of Parliament has been summoned for allegedly commenting on matters which border on threatening national security.

“Even if I receive the summons, I will not go there. I do not want to appear before the police that is not professional. There is nothing that borders on national security over the issues that I have talked about,” said Kambwili.

Kambwili is not the first critic of the government to receive unwarranted attention from the police. Hakainde Hichilema and Pilato have both been at the receiving end of the Zambian police, whose independence from the government have frequently been called into question.

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