Police geared for Livingstone,Mpongwe By-election

The Zambia Police (ZP) has reiterated its commitment to enforce law and order

Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela

Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela

in the forth-coming by elections in Livingstone and Mpongwe constituencies.

Police Spokesperson, Elizabeth Kanjela says police were adequately prepared to maintain law and order, adding that anyone that would be seen propagating messages or acts of hate and provocation would not be tolerated but would face the wrath of the law.

Kanjela said  in an interview in Lusaka today that she could not disclose the numbers of police officers that would be deployed to each constituency but that security would be enhanced.

She appealed to the community in the two constituencies to work hand in hand with the police in ensuring that the elections are violence-free.

Kanjela said success in the operation in both constituencies would be dependent upon how the electorates in Mpongwe and Livingstone would conduct themselves during and after the by elections.

She said the police would not tolerate any individual that would try to incite people to cause violence and bring unnecessary tension.

The Livingstone Central seat fell vacant after the resignation of Rev Howard Sikwela from UPND last month while the Mpongwe seat was declared vacant after the resignation of former MMD Member of Parliament, Gabriel Namulambe, to join the Patriotic Front (PF).

The two by elections would be held on 28th February this year.