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Heritage Party cadres arrested for unlawful assembly

Feature Politics Heritage Party cadres arrested for unlawful assembly

Police in Ikelenge district have arrested 14 New Heritage party cadres for unlawful assembly.

North Western Province Commissioner of Police, Elias Chushi has confirmed to the media in Solwezi today that the 14 were picked up after they held an illegal meeting yesterday at Mwanauti area around 10:00 hours in Ikelenge.

“Police in Ikelenge district have arrested 14 New Heritage party cadres who held an illegal meeting on 22nd December, 2020 around 10:00 hours at Mwanauti area,” Mr Chushi said.

He said the 14 who are in police custody, have been charged with unlawful assembly offence and they will appear in court soon.

“The 14 are in police and have been charged with the offence of unlawful assembly and will appear in court soon,” Mr Chushi said.

In another development, four United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres in Ikelenge district have been arrested for inciting violence.

Mr Chushi said police received a report of unlawful assembly by a group of UPND on Monday who allegedly uttered threatening statements with a view to incite the public to cause violence.

He said acting on the report police moved in and arrested the four who have since been charged with inciting violence and will appear in court soon.

“Police in Ikelenge received a report of inciting violence which occurred on 21st December 2020 around 12:00 hours in which a group of UPND cadres unlawfully assembled and uttered threatening statements with a view to incite the public to cause violence.

“Acting on the report, police arrested four who have been charged with inciting violence and will appear in court soon,” Mr Chushi said.

The provincial police chief said police are looking for the other cadres who are on the run.

16 COMMENTS

  1. What are you talking about?
    Since when did this ridiculous law come into existence?
    Had this been the case when PF was formed, it would not have seen the light of day.

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  2. It is just Heritage Party, not “New Heritage” party, that’s what we agreed in our leadership council.
    Me and Kateka, the gorgeous, have said it before, Heritage Party never closed, only Ba Godfrey took a sabbatical break, we know he will be back, but not as Party president, we are preparing him a better position than President.

  3. When Sata (MHSRIP) was in opposition he complained against this law and people thought that when PF comes to power, that law would be history. But unfortunately when Sata came to power he expressly said “that piece of law was good and that he would keep it”. This is a public order act. The specifications are well known even by HH. ECL tried to hold a referendum to have this law ( public order act) changed, but HH campaigned against it and won but lost the presidential elections. So the people of Zambia want this law because they voted against it in the referendum. HH has not talked again it, all he has done is to say that “the law says we must only inform the police when we want to hold a public meeting”. So HH is for the law and as long as it exists people will be arrested if they…

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  4. Is it difficult for people to follow the law like we do ? Vimangeni! And Givre them some dirty slaps in the process.

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  5. Ya Ya Ya Ya so asks one who always breaks the law, starting fights in stadium beating up people like Joe Mponda, Chitambo PF member of parliament Chanda Mutale etc

  6. on Sunday 20th pf having a meeting here at mutundu school here in mufulira we did hear anything about who held an illegal meeting….

  7. This country has lost dignity of free campaigns, free elections, free movement of political personnels.
    Pathetic ,it’s a mess.

  8. If the politicians in Zambia are sincere with the people the claim to save, they would not have kept a peace of legislation that was used by the colonialist to oppress black people. Both PF and UPND have enough members of parliaments whose job is to make and amend laws. But UPND sits and walks out of parliament as instructed by HH instead of doing their job.

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