FORMER COP DETAINED FOR LONE PROTEST

A former police sergeant has been detained after staging a lone protest this morning.

The former officer, Jeyson Chipepo, staged a solitary march from the Lusaka High Court to the Police Headquarters.

Mr. Chipepo said he was protesting against intimidation from the police.

The protest was live streamed on his Facebook page, and mainstream media houses picked up on it.

The police are supposed to protect me and not harass me. We need to keep telling these people the truth,

Mr. Chipepo said during his protest.

He added that the police force is failing to tell off politicians, which is the reason that politicians use them.

You [the police] know where the real criminals are, I wonder why you are not arresting the real criminals. You are our slaves, you are supposed to serve us, and not kill us,

Mr. Chipepo.

Last year, Mr. Chipepo left the police force citing poor leadership in the country.

He also said he left because of the lack of principles in politics in the country.

Mr. Chipepo has since been detained at Kabwata Police Station.

And the Zambia Police Service has not said anything in relation to the protest so far.

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Mutinta Nanchengwa

Mutinta is an avid and passionate writer, who revels in stories about people. She has recently been published in a collective anthology of short stories, twice longlisted for the prestigious Kalemba Short Story Prize and has a personal blog that can be found at www.thelovingkindblog.wordpress.com

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