Police Public Relations Officer Esther Mwaata Katongo has said the Police have received a report of some suspected UPND cadres that had staged a protest between Petroda Filling station and Engene filling station on Mumbwa road today around 09:30 hours.
The Police spokesperson said the unruly cadres dashed to the road where they burnt some tyres and by the time the Police officers rushed to the scene they found suspected UPND cadres had ran away.
She said the situation is now calm and Police officers have already cleared the Mumbwa.
Ms. Katongo has since called upon Zambians with information leading to the arrest of the people involved in the mischievous act to unveil the information to the Police officers so that perpetrators can be brought to book as soon as possible.
She took advantage to give a warning that the police shall not tolerate anyone who would want to cause confusion in Zambia for whatever reason.
Ms. Katongo also revealed that officers are on the ground ensuring that lives and property of innocent and law abiding citizens are preserved and protected, adding that Police will not bear with anyone destabilizing the country’s security because Zambia is known as an oasis of peace to the international communities.
We are mandated by law to use minimum force in bringing about sanity in any hostile situation therefore, do not blame us if you are caught up in the web. We want to remind people that democracy does not support lawlessness but propagates for observance of the rule of law.
“we have have received a report of some suspected UPND cadres that had staged a protest between Petroda Filling station and Engene filling station on Mumbwa road today around 09:30 hours” Ms. Katongo said