Defence deputy minister Colonel Panji Kaunda has refuted reports being circulated by an online publication that government is deploying soldiers to Mongu, Western Province, ahead of the Barotse National Council.
Col Kaunda says there are no troops being deployed to Mongu as is being suggested.
In an interview with QFM NEWS, Col Kaunda says it is most likely that the soldiers being mistaken for Zambian soldiers are the ones from neighboring Angola.
Some sections of the media have reported that the PF government is sending troops to Mongu in ahead of the Barotse national council which takes place in the next few days.
Colonel Kaunda says there is nothing to worry about in Western Province as the situation is very normal.