Families displaced by floods in Chiradzulu and living at Mbulumbuzi Camp have expressed worry over lack of security, claiming they are threatened by surrounding communities.
The people raised the concern on Tuesday when Chiradzulu Police Station Women Network donated relief items to 26 households at the camp.
Speaking when receiving the donation, camp chairperson Elube Kasiya asked the police to provide security to the households as they feel unsafe.
“I would like to take advantage of this opportunity to ask for security because some people threatened to set the tent on fire. They were demanding the relief items we received from well-wishers,” said Kasiya.
Male champion for the Police Women Network Inspector Kingsley Mvuthe assured the displaced people of protection, saying Namadzi Police Station has been engaged to provide security there.
Chiradzulu district assistant disaster risk management officer Patrick Mulinga admitted to have received reports on security concerns at the camp, saying the council engaged the police to address the same.
In her remarks, Police Women Network chairperson Inspector Chisangalalo Sayamika said as police women, they donated food and non-food items to fulfil one of the network’s pillars which is charity.
Mbulumbuzi Camp has 26 households comprising eight men, 26 women, 32 girls and 37 boys.
The network donated items worth K100 000.