GOVT WARNS MILITARY PERSONNEL ALLEGED TO HARASSING CIVILIANS

Government has warned of stern action against Military personnel alleged to be harassing civilians.

 Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka today, Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary Stardy Mwale says government expects defence forces deployed to help with the cleaning exercise amid the Cholera epidemic to discharge their duties in a more professional manner.

Mr Mwale has however said that apart from the social media reports, his office has not received any report from anyone claiming to have been harassed by the men in uniform.

He has since urged members of the public who feel injured by actions of the defense personnel to go forth and present necessary evidence for the commencement of disciplinary procedures against the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, Mr Mwale says the ministry of defence will not give a specific date when defense personnel will be withdrawn from the Central Business District.

He explained that the withdrawal of the men in uniform can only be done when the cholera epidemic is completely eradicated and the CBD is thoroughly clean.

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