Opposition Alliance for Better Zambia President Fr Frank Bwalya has been detained by police in Kasama in Northern Province.
Fr Bwalya was arrested after he featured on a radio program on radio Mano today.
Reports from Kasama indicate that Father Bwalya angered some PF cadres by his statements while on a live radio program, forcing the cadres to storm Radio Mano studio and demanding for his immediate arrest.
Fr Bwalya was still in police detention by late afternoon waiting to be charged.
Northern Province Police Chief Mary Chikwanda confirmed in a phone interview that Fr Bwalya was being detained to help with further investigations.
He said she could not divulge more details because it might jeopardize investigations.
Meanwhile, Fr Bwalya confirmed in an interview from Kasama that police want to charge him with defamation of the President and proposing violence.