Two people have died following the riot in Mongu today over the Barotse agreement. Home Affairs Minister Mkondo Lungu confirmed the two deaths and arrest of about hundred people in connection with the riot.
And Government has said that it will not condone any group of people that will continue spreading hatred, tribalism and violence in the country.
Acting government spokesperson Dora Siliya said that anyone who wants to take the law into their own hands will be dealt with firmly to send a signal to all thinking that government is soft on the matter.
Ms Siliya has called on people of Western province to remain calm and not to allow the situation to worsen.
Addressing a press in Lusaka today, Ms. Siliya said it was unfortunate that the group calling itself the Black Bulls are taking advantage and misleading youths.
Ms. Siliya said youths should be vigilant and ensure that they are not victims as they will only be the ones to be exposed to the police.
She said it is the reason why government has sent a full force of police to diligently deal with the matter in the province.
And Radio Lyambai in Mongu has been closed. Sources at the radio station confirmed to QFM that the radio station was closed this morning when police stormed the station and confiscated computers.
The source says the station was closed for airing voice pops of people on the Barotse agreement.