Chikondi Foundation president Bishop John Mambo has charged that the killing of two people by police in Mazabuka this week is a clear indication that the nation has become a police state.
Bishop Mambo has noted that the Zambia police have seen it fit to use live ammunition against civilians whenever people decide to protest.
He says from the time of the protest in Western Province over the Barotseland agreement were lives were lost, police have gone on the loose in shooting at people.
Bishop Mambo called on the government to ensure that sanity is brought to the police service.
He says turning of the country into a police state is worrying because it has long term consequences.
Bishop Mambo noted that Zambia has a lot to learn from what is taking place in North Africa.