THE police officers who were involved in the death of Frank Mugala, a Grade 8 pupil at Chazanga Basic School in Lusaka, must be arrested, MMD New Hope president Nevers Mumba has demanded.
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) said the investigations revealed that Frank was killed during the Zambia Police Service operation on February 13, this year.
The HRC said the 14 year old boy was killed by a bullet when the police were trying to disperse residents who were protesting after a rumour that individuals involved in gassing were hiding at the school.
But Dr Mumba said the conduct of the officers was uncalled for and they needed to face the wrath of the law.
He said that no one was above the law and that the police must face the law like any ordinary citizen in society.
Mr Mumba indicated that the law enforcement agencies should take the matter seriously and not shield the officers who had engaged in lawlessness.
“Mugala was brutally killed by the police officers which is very, very sad. And his is not the only one, we have a young lady at UNZA who was killed by the police.
“We are appealing to the police to be a service and not a force to serve the Zambian people and not work against the Zambian people. So we condemn what happened to Mugala and we hope the police responsible for his death will be brought to book in the totality,” Dr Mumba said.