Zambezi police assures of enough security
Zambezi, Aug 29/14, ZANIS—–North-Western Province Police Commissioner, Eugene Sibote, has assured political players participating in the forth-coming Zambezi West and Solwezi Central Parliamentary by-elections that enough police officers have been deployed to cover the polls.
Mr Sibote says police does not condone violence and appealed to the political leaders to restrain their cadres from engaging in violent acts.
Mr Sibote warned that there will be no sacred cows should violence spark in the two areas.
He was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Zambezi today.
“Violence should not be part of these elections. I assure the political parties participating in Zambezi West and Solwezi Central that l have deployed enough police officers to man the two areas and I want to remind the parties that there will be no sacred cows involving themselves in barbaric acts of violence,” Mr. Sibote said.
The Zambezi West and Solwezi Central Parliamentary seats fell vacant following the nullification of UPND’s Charles Kakoma and Lucky Mulusa of the MMD. The duo has since been re-adopted by their respective parties.
The PF has fielded Christabel Ngimbu who is battling it out with five other opposition candidates from MMD, UPND, ADD, FDD and NAREP that are also vying for the same seat.
Meanwhile, Mr Sibote has also assured that security officers have been sent at Mize capital to cover the Likumbi Lyamize traditional ceremony of the Luvale speaking people of senior chief Ndungu. The ceremony takes place tomorrow Saturday 30, 2014.
The Police Chief said visitors including tourists coming to attend the ceremony should not worry but feel secured during and beyond the event.
The Likumbi Lya mize festival is named after the Mize the early Luvale capital which is usually celebrated for several days in July or August.
The Ceremony provides an ideal opportunity to see Zambia’s famed Makishi dancers and characterised by songs and dances among other Luvale stunts performed by the traditional dancers (Makishi).
Zambezi West Bank has become a hive of activity ahead of the ceremony and all roads are headed to Zambezi district.