Video of brutalised woman shocks NGOCC

By Nation Reporter

NON-Governmental Organisation Coordinating Council (NGOCC) says it is barbaric, inhumane and outrageous for anybody to watch a crime and video record the ordeal of somebody being beaten and sexually abused, and has since petitioned Zambia Police to expedite investigations into the matter to bring culprits to book.

NGOCC executive director Engwase Mwale says it was unAfrican, unZambian and inhumane that people can watch a woman, or anybody for that matter, being brutalised and all they could do was watch and film the incident.

Ms Mwale said the incident which has been captured on social media was unfortunate and that NGOCC would petition Zambia Police Inspector General Kakoma Kanganja to expedite investigations and identify the woman in the video that has gone viral while being brutalised and later sexually abused in her critical state.

“We have already obtained a permit and we are petitioning the IG at the Service Headquarters as we call on him to enhance police efforts in this matter,” she said.

And police public relations officer Rae Hamoonga has refuted allegations doing the rounds that the woman was a patient receiving treatment at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital in Lusaka.

Mr Hamoonga said in a statement that officers were on the ground investigating  the video of the woman brutally assaulted by seemingly drunken men, but that information that she has been found were false.

“We would like to make an earnest appeal to any