FROM : POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS
TO : ALL MEDIA
SUBJECT : RESPONSE TO SECRET POLICE JOBS EXPOSED ARTICLE
DATE : 11th DECEMBER, 2013
The Zambia Police Service is concerned with the malicious and unfounded article which appeared in the Daily Nation Newspaper Vol. 3. Issue 632 of 10th December, 2013 headed Secret Police Jobs Exposed.
In the first place the recruitment that is currently going on was publicly advertised in both print and electronic media and at no time did we as police recruit any kind of militia in the service. We would like to categorically state that both the submission of application letters and actual interviews were not done through police headquarters but had been decentralized to Provincial Police headquarters and supervised by Provincial Police Commissioners.
As much as there is the freedom of expression in Zambia, it is unprofessional for media houses to publish false news. The fabrication of false news causes fear and alarm to members of the public. According to section 67 of the penal code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia it is an offense and the authors of this story will be prosecuted.