Military ready to stop violence

ZAMBIA Army Deputy Commander Major General Alibuzwi (centre) at the official opening of the sixth Zambian Battalion and the Zambia Air Force aviation unit pre-deployment training at Nanking Peace Mission Training Centre in Lusaka yesterday. PICTURE: ZAMBIA ARMY

THE military is ready to handle any violence that may erupt after the announcement of the winner in next month’s general election, Zambia Army Commander William Sikazwe has said. Lieutenant General Sikazwe says the security wings will not leave anything to chance by letting the peace that Zambians enjoy be destroyed by disgruntled individuals who may want to discredit the results.
Speaking when he called on Northern Province Permanent Secretary Royd Chakaba yesterday, Gen Sikazwe said Zambia Police is currently handling the pre-electoral process but that the army is on stand-by to handle any grave situation. “We will not allow violence to spark and escalate after the announcement of results. Anyone that will behave funny will be CLICK TO READ MORE

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