Don’t take law into your own hands, Lungu tells Zambians

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has cautioned citizens against taking the law into their own hands by attacking and killing people suspected to be behind the gassing of citizens.

Speaking through his special assistant for press and public relations, Isaac Chipampe at State House yesterday, the Head of State said those attacking suspects were equally culpable because destruction of property and taking people’s lives were heinous crimes.

President Lungu said the Police and courts existed for suspects to undergo the due process of law.
“Zambians are not known for inflicting harm on fellow Citizens and destroying institutions that are meant to serve them like hospitals and police stations. So where has this culture come from?” President Lungu asked.
President Lungu assured said Government would not discriminate on the clampdown of suspects in the current wave of criminal attacks.
The President said he was also dismayed by the growing number of unguarded statements in the media from both the ruling and opposition parties, as well as members of the public and yet everyone knew where to report acts of crime.
“I expect law enforcement agencies to visit individuals that seem to know more about the current crimes than the State. I believe this will enable the State to unlock the mystery around these crimes,” said President Lungu.

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