Marry A Foreigner. Get Fired. Zambia Tell Police

by Bamidele Ogunberu Last updated on April 13th, 2017,

Zambia has banned police officers from marrying foreigners sparking public outrage.
Officers who are already married to foreigners are also required to declare their spouses within a week, failure to which they will face disciplinary action.

This was contained in  a memo by the national police chief:
“Be informed that the Police High Command has with immediate effect directed that no police officer should marry a foreigner.”

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo cited security as the reason for the directive.

Citizens have condemned the ban with many taking to twitter, like Zenaida MachadoVerified account ‏@zenaidamz, saying : “ Police in Zambia banned from marrying foreigners, because “spouses can be spies”

Kennedy Gondwe ‏@KennedyGondwe said that, The #Zambia police has with immediate effect banned its officers from marrying foreigners. And those already married should declare.”

Skippy ‏@SkippyinZambia said “Police not allowed to marry foreigners in #Zambia Looks like they will have to get divorced or fired.” Beyond news. Connect. Empower your future.


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