Police keeps vigil at ‘peaceful’ Kasumbalesa

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—Copperbelt Police Commissioner, Joyce Kasosa, says Police is keeping vigil at Kasumbalesa Border Post where hundreds of tracks destined for the Democratic Republic of Congo are marooned.



Ms Kasosa says the situation is calm although tracks have not yet started crossing into the DRC following the boycott by international drivers to cross into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).



She told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that Police will continue monitoring the Border Post in case of any eventuality that might occur due to the protest which is going on over the killing of the 28-year-old Zambian driver, Patrick Mwila, last week.



She added that no thefts of some contraband have been recorded so far at the Border Post due to increased security measures which have been put in place by security personnel.



Ms Kasosa indicated that police will continue policing the place until the situation normalises in order to secure goods and lives of people on the site.


She said police will deal severely with anyone trying to disturb peace at Kasumbalesa Border Post in Chililabombwe.


Meanwhile, Home Affairs Minister, Ngosa Simbyakula, said Government will seriously engage DRC authorities to see how best the safety of international drivers could be addressed.


Dr Simbyakula, who appealed for calm, said an amicable solution would be found soon.

The boycott today entered day five following the brutal killing of Mwila, a Zambian truck driver, by a Congolese soldier on Wednesday last week.