THE security outlook in Southern Province has remained unpredictable following the recent re-election of President Edgar Lungu on Monday this week.
More than 150 United Party for National Development (UPND) supporters in Southern Province have been arrested for riotous behaviour related post elections which occurred on August 15, 2016.
Southern Province Commissioner of Police Godwin Phiri said the general outlook had remained unpredictable with sporadic outbreaks of tyre burning.
Mr Phiri urged residents in the Province to ensure that they take precaution and personal safety at all times.
In a press statement released yesterday, Mr Phiri said there were cases of continued tyre burning during the night particularly in Monze.
“Although the situation appears to return to normal during the day, precaution and personal safety is advised at all times as general outlook remains unpredictable with sporadic outbreaks of tyre burning,” Mr Phiri said.
He also said 22 suspected UPND cadres incarcerated for riotous behaviour appeared in the Magistrate Court in Namwala for plea on Wednesday.
“The cadres all denied the charge and the matter has been adjourned to August 24, 2016 and August 26, 2016 respectively for commencement of trial.
“Bail has been denied and all suspects have been remanded to prison,” Mr Phiri said.
He also said 33 suspects have been apprehended in Maala area of Namwala and they were all being screened.
“Chitongo and Kabulamwanda along the Choma to Namwala road are still unstable and suspected UPND cadres have continued to block the main highway,” Mr Phiri said.