Police warn alarmists


By Nation Reporter

THE Zambia Police has launched investigations into social media speculations that President Edgar Lungu has fallen ill and that the defence and security wings are making arrangement for Vice-President Inonge Wina to take over the presidency.

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned that those behind such sadistic speculations would be arrested and prosecuted for alarming the country with false and malicious rumours.

Mr Kanganja said there was information circulating on social media insinuating that the Head of State was unwell and that the defence and security wings were making arrangements for the Vice President to take over office.

Mr Kanganja said the insinuations that President Lungu was unwell were nothing but a malicious fabrication which should not be taken seriously.

He said in a statement yesterday that the insinuations were a malicious fabrication and one of the numerous falsehoods with ill intended motives.

He said the conduct being perpetrated through what he termed a highly abused social media aimed at misleading the general populace and to cause alarm was criminal and those involved would be arrested.

“As Zambia Police, we urge members of the public to disregard this deceptive and alarming information and treat it with the highest contempt that it deserves. We have instituted investigations in the matter and all those that will be found to be behind the act will be arrested and dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the law,” Mr Kanganja said. He also reminded the public that apart from the authors of such alarming information or statement, any person that would be found to have participated in circulating such alarming information risked being arrested.

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  1. Mike Mulongoti, then minister of propaganda in Levy’s government claimed, & quote: “The president has made tremendous recovery, actually today he went out on a jogging exercise to the Bois de Boulogne Park. He will be returning home soon as fit as a fiddle so no need to worry”. We learnt only later that Levy was at that same time breathing his last but Mulongoti knowingly decided to tell stinking lies. On October 29, 2014, it was George Chella’s turn to puke lousy propaganda. Reports out of London were that Sata had just kicked the bucket & The Zambian Watchdog confirmed so. However, Chella had this to say, & quote: “The president actually just finished chairing a cabinet meeting by skype, he is doing very well & working for the betterment of Zambia. To those wishing him ill, zondani mu za lema!”. And what happened, Satanyoko returned back home classified as cargo lying in his supine position in the cargo compartment, still and frozen. The rest is history. Now it’s Kanganja’s turn to turn himself into the PF Goebbels. Anyway, from precedent we are made to deduce Chagwa agwa! I would bet my life on it Lungu is dying! Actually my friend at Cabinet office overlooking the Embassy Park graveyard said he saw secretary to the cabinet, Works and Supply Minister and Kanganja himself inspecting and marking a plot next to Sata’s tomb! Surely, Bwezani and KK are fit, and since that new grave they were surveying would not be for HH or Muliokela, it can only be for Chagwa! We are waiting to be proven wrong, we will see!

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