The Zambia Police High Command has with immediate effect banned police officers from marrying foreigners.
In a memo issued by Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja in Lusaka, the I.G also advised officers who are already married to foreigners to declare their foreigner spouses to his office within a week.
The I.G further warned that failure to declare any foreigner spouse will attract disciplinary action.
And Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo has defended the instruction by the Inspector General saying it is constitutional.
Mrs Katongo said the Zambia Police Act 103 Section 3 and 5 covers the standing orders on marriages as prescribed by the Inspector General.