Muchinga Province Minister Mwimba Malama says the recent beating and assault of chief Muyombe of the Tumbuka people of Mafinga District is indiscipline of the highest level.
Speaking in an interview with Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali yesterday Mr. Malama says he condemns the act by the traditional ruler’s subjects in the strongest terms.
The provincial minister has since directed the police in the area to be on high alert and bring culprits to book and ensure that acts of such nature are avoided in future.
He has further directed that the perpetrators who managed to escape as well as those already in custody face the wrath of the law.
So far 16 people have been arrested in connection with the beating and assault of the chief.
Chief Muyombe of the Tumbuka people of Mafinga district was on the morning of 2nd May gravely assaulted by his subjects who were also demanding that he steps down because he allegedly does not come from the linage of Chiefs.
Some of the people who attacked the chief are reportedly still hiding in the neighbouring Malawi and a search for them continues.
Meanwhile, the Chief Muyombe who admitted to Chinsali District Hospital after being assaulted has been discharged and is back at his palace.