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.”
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