I HAVE written several articles in the media , appealing to the minister of Home Affairs and the police command to expedite the reopening of Mwembeshi Police Post, but to no avail.
The said police post was gutted in March 2016 by irate residents exacerbated by increased ritual murders.
Despite many residents bemoaning the high crime rate due to compromised security in the area, nothing has been done to avert the crime.
Barely a few days ago, a body of a male adult was picked with private parts missing. The continued ritual murders in Zingalume township are a sad development and surely a lasting solution must be found.
The good news is that one suspected murderer was arrested. His house was set ablaze by some enraged residents. He is currently being detained in the police cells pending further investigations into the matter.
Over and above everything else, the panacea to the high crime rate and murders in particular in Zingalume is to reopen the gutted police post, which has since been renovated through corporate social responsibility (CSR).