Zambia: Zambia police blame ex-president for ‘political’ jogging

Zambia: Zambia police blame ex-president for ‘political’ jogging

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

A former president of Zambia has been cautioned that his morning jog is transforming into “political activism” for which he should look for police approval.

The police said the runs by Edgar Lungu and some of his party allies requires their freedom to guarantee the wellbeing of the one who lost power in 2021.

“We have noted with concern the unlawful get together and political activism that was directed by the Energetic Front (PF) units when the previous president Edgar Lungu was leading his early daytime running daily schedule,” police representative Rae Hamoonga told AFP.

“Public social occasions ought to be informed to the police,” he said.

Lungu’s Legal counselor, Makebi Zulu, told AFP he doesn’t need a police license.

“The police are disregarding the law … no regulation expresses that you require a police license for such occasions.

“This is a recipe for disorder and the police ought to quit paying attention to lawmakers,” said Zulu.

On Monday, Lungu went to a burial service in Lusaka and was mobbed by his allies, said the legal counselor.

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