POLICE have opened an inquiry into United Party for National Development (UPND) leaders Hakainde Hichilema and his vice-president Geoffrey Mwamba for allegedly obstructing a presidential motorcade in Mongu on Saturday.
Western Province commissioner of police Charles Lungu said in an interview yesterday that an inquiry file has been submitted to the police headquarters in Lusaka.
“An inquiry has been opened against the UPND leadership following an obstruction to President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade on its way to Limulunga, where he was scheduled to receive the Litunga during the Kuomboka traditional ceremony,” he said.
On Saturday, Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba’s motorcade failed to give way to the presidential convoy, which was enroute to Limulunga.
This has infuriated a cross-section of Zambians, many of whom have called for the arrest and prosecution of the culprits for the disrespect of authority.
Meanwhile, Western Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu has said the obstruction of the presidential motorcade was uncalled for and should never have occurred.
Meanwhile, the police in Mongu have said a man who was apprehended for trespassing at Mongu Airport when a plane carrying President Lungu was about to take off, is mentally disturbed.
Mr Lungu said it has been established that the man is mentally unstable after members of his family presented documents from the hospital.
Mr Lungu has, however, said the man will remain in custody pending few more clarifications.