By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Police have refuted reports on social media that police working together with PF cadres attacked peaceful UPND cadres including Ms Mutale Nalumango in Mununga.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said that no such incident occurred except for the violent conduct of suspected UPND cadres which led to the arrest of 10.
Ms Katongo said members of the public should treat the information circulating with the contempt it deserves and as mare political propaganda.
She said 10 suspected UPND cadres were arrested for offences of conduct likely to cause the breach of the peace and assault on police officers.
Ms Katongo said that it is alleged that on August 5, 2021 around 12:05 hours, two police officers were assigned to monitor the procession of Ms Mutale Nalumango, the UPND Presidential running mate who was in Mununga to pay a courtesy call on Senior Chief Mununga at his Palace.
She said a mob of unruly cadres descended on the two police officers and assaulted them.
Ms Katongo said the Chief retainer in the area alerted police in Mununga on the occurrence and Police sent reinforcement and they managed to arrest 10 suspected UPND cadres for the subject offences.
The suspects are in police custody.