Police battle to separate Lusaka drunkards from alcohol

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DRUNKARDS in Lusaka have continued to demonstrate unwavering dedication to the consumption of alcohol defying Presidential orders to avoid gathering in bars and drinking dens.

This defiance has gotten police officers working overtime – whipping, dispersing and arresting the alcohol lovers in the capital city.

Last evening Lusaka Province minister Bowman Lusambo led officers in whipping patrons who had had secretly gathered in bars around Olympia and Emmasdale.

And now, police has announced the arrest of

13 Kachasu drinkers and brewers.

“The operation was conducted in Kalikiliki, and Kalale area within Mtendere East. During the operation 13 people were nabbed out of which four are brewers while nine are patrons,” Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo told #Kalemba in a statement.

In the operation, officers confiscated 25 drums of Kachasu and poured it on the ground while the consumers watched with unmasked emotional pain and anguish.

“All the arrested are detained in Police custody,” stated Katongo.

On Thursday, President Edgar Lungu that bars, casinos, gyms and cinemas be closed for another two weeks as the country works to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus which has infected more than 1 million people and killed over 100,000 globally.

Zambia has recorded 40 cases of the COVID-19 out of which two have died.

© Kalemba 2020

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