Riots have broken out in most parts of Southern Province following the re-election of President Edgar Lungu.
Shortly after the declaration was made, some UPND supporters took to the streets of Choma burying tyres and blocking roads in protest against Mr Lungu’s re-election.
Hours later the riots spread to Monze, Magoye and Livingstone.
In Choma riot police have been deployed and teargas canisters fired to disperse the protestors.
They say the election has been stolen from Hakainde Hichilema by the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
Some interviewed said they have suffered enough and will not allow another election victory to be stolen.
Some market stalls in Monze and Choma of Southern Province have been gutted by protesting residents following the reelection of President Edgar Lungu.
Southern Province Commissioner of Police Godwin Phiri,who confirmed the development yesterday, said the police were on the ground to control the situation.
The Southern Province overwhelmingly voted for Mr Hichilema in Thursday’s elections.