Police warn that illegal protests on load shedding and Bill 10 will not be tolerated
INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says the police will not tolerate any acts of planned illegal protests on load shedding and Bill 10, by the opposition political parties and NGOs.
In a statement, Kanganja said the police service is aware that the said groupings have also printed T-Shirts bearing certain messages and are mobilizing musicians and other members of the public to protest whilst clad in the said labelled T-shirts.
He warned those orchestrating the said illegal protests to immediately stop their plans or face the wrath of the Law.
“I am reminding you that the Law on protests is very clear as provided for under the Public Order Act; it is therefore prudent that all those wishing to conduct any such public activity should follow the provisions of the Law,” Kanganja said.
He said any conduct to the contrary will attract punitive action from police and no one should complain of the consequences there-of further calling on members of the public to stay away from such activities or have themselves to blame.
“May I reiterate that the Police will not tolerate any public disorder orchestrated by any individual or grouping with a view to disturb public order and peace,” said Kanganja.
News Source: Mwebantu