THE Zambia police service has instituted investigations into Congolese rhumba musician Koffi Olomide alleged assault of a freelance journalist on Friday.
Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kajenla confirmed in Lusaka yesterday that police were on the ground to investigate the matter before they could make a move.
Olomide is alleged to have assaulted photojournalist Jean Ndayisenga commonly known as Mandela for allegedly kicking him in the face as he tried to take photographs of the musician after a live performance at Pamodzi hotel.
Ndayisenga reported Koffi for assault at Kabwata police station but the case has been transferred to Lusaka Central police.
But Ms Kanjela yesterday said in an interview that police has started probing the matter.
Koffi arrived in the country on Wednesday for two performances in Lusaka before moving to Kitwe for another show at Moba hotel today.