Police were wrong to detain and caution Elias Chipimo Jr -Edgar Lungu

GOVERNMENT is disappointed with the action of Copperbelt police officers who warned and cautioned National Restoration Party president Elias Chipimo on suspicion that he was addressing an illegal assembly.
Minister of Home Affairs Edgar Lungu said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the detention and recording of a warn-and-caution statement from Mr Chipimo by police in Kitwe on Thursday “is a very sad chapter in the history of the Patriotic Front (PF) Government”.
“This is very sad” Elias Chipimo is an opposition leader who has the freedom to criticise and advise on behalf of his party without being harassed by the police,” Mr Lungu said.
The audibly upset minister said police are supposed to protect opposition leaders and anyone else with a divergent view as long as such people are responsible in their actions.