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Activist Salutes Zambia Police Professionalism

Activist Salutes Zambia Police Professionalism

International
Development Activist Chanda Mulenga has congratulated President Hakainde Hichilema and Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba for running a professional police service. Mr. Mulenga, a Former UPND National Youth Chairman for Mobilisation, said citizens' perception of the police has improved tremendously under Mr. Kajoba. He said crime levels were reducing systematically at a faster rate because of Mr. Kajoba's leadership style. The Development Activist noted that torture cases reported in the past were no longer rampant under the New Dawn Government. He added that citizens that qualified for Police Bond were urgently allowed to be freed in line with President Hichilema's desire for enhanced freedom. Mr. Mulenga was confident that the situation would improve further especia...
Two Zambian Cops Sentenced To Death By Hanging

Two Zambian Cops Sentenced To Death By Hanging

International
Two police officers have been condemned to death by hanging for killing a suspect who was in custody. In this case, Mastone Simweene and Muyunda Mufungulwa have been sentenced to death by hanging until pronounced dead by a medical practitioner. The officers appealed against the sentences in the Court of Appeal, but their plea was dismissed for lack of merit. According to evidence in the High Court, Simweene and Mufungulwa were convicted in Choma for killing Lemmy Mapeke. The court heard that Obvious Muleya, a relative of the victim saw police officers beating Lemmy with a metal rod and this was also confirmed by the victim’s girlfriend, Maliya Maka, who was present at the police station. On March 15, 2018, a suspect who was detained in the same police cells with Lemmy saw b...