Sesheke Police Commander Fired
The Zambian Police have let Sesheke’s Police Commander go, following the incident that took place ahead of the local by-elections. Shapa Wakung’uma and three others have been relieved of service following the violence, in a leaked memo the move was described as ‘in the national interest,’
The command has also retired Frederic Mukela who is a constable.
“Be informed that the Police Service Commission acting in the name of and on behalf of his excellency the President has with immediate effect directed that the following officers be retired in national interest: Shapa Wakung’uma S/SUPT officer commanding Sesheke District, Fleming Chilongo deputy officer commanding, Boniface Lengwe assistant officer in charge and constable Frederic Mukela officer Sesheke police,” reads the memo.
UPND opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has condemned the decision and announced that he would re-hire any civil servants that lost their jobs due to the PF’s ‘victimization.’
Reacting to recent reports of the dismissal of senior police officers in Sesheke District, Mr Hichilema said that it was appalling to note how the PF had swiftly concluded that the officers broke the law when for months now no one has been found wanting over the death of a student at the University of Zambia. This is unfortunate.