Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says the Zambia Police Service has not received any report of a woman believed to have been attacked by UPND cadres in Southern Province.
Some news outlets have reported that a female Teacher identified as Pamela Chanda was brutally attacked by UPND cadres in Southern Province after they identified her as a Bemba.
But in a statement, Mr Kanganja said the Police Service is concerned with the ongoing speculations concerning a video that has gone viral on social media showing a woman being attacked by UPND supporters.
“We would however like to state that as Zambia Police Service we have not received any formal report of this incident. Efforts have been made and are still being made to locate the victim and place of this incident. So far Police officers have been dispatched to Southern and Western Provinces to try and locate the victim of this incident,” Mr Kanganja said.
“We are therefore appealing to any person or persons who may know the whereabouts of this victim to report to the nearest police station so that the offenders can be brought to book.”
The Police IG has since reiterated his appeal to all peace-loving Zambians to desist from engaging in violent activities.
“As Zambia Police Service we will sternly deal with perpetrators of violence regardless of their political affiliation.”