Kakoma Kanganja, Inspector General of Police, has warned political parties from engaging in political activities without contacting the police during campaigns.
Mr. Kanganja has observed that some politicians actively violate the law by engaging in political activities that are not permitted by the law.
He claims that certain politicians have chosen to ignore the recommendations of regulatory officers and have continued with public activities despite being urged not to.
Mr. Kanganja has also expressed concern that political parties are conducting their door to door campaigns and processions without notifying the police while abrogating the Ministry of Heal COVID-19 guidelines.
He has further urged political parties intending to conduct public activities to have public health certificates and notify the police of their intentions for security purposes.
Mr. Kanganja says some of the unregulated door to door campaign activities and processions which have resulted in political cadres clashing resulting in some sustaining injuries.
He has warned that Police will not condone such misconduct which has the potential to instill fear in members of communities.
Mr. Kanganja has subsequently urged all individuals planning public meetings, including Resident Doctors who have been assembling unlawfully, to follow Public Health criteria outlined by health professionals in Zambian legislation.
According to him, any opposite behavior will not be accepted by police, and any discovered breaking the law will be dealt with in line with the law.
The Inspector General has instructed all Regulating Officers at all levels to be forceful on the ground and to maintain law and order at all times.
This is according to a statement given by Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo to ZNBC News.