WE HAVE ONLY SUMMONED UPND ABDUCTORS-POLICE
“But have not summoned Hakainde Hichilema yet”
18TH OCTOBER, 2020 – Having monitored some social media posts in which some UPND officials are calling for people to go and give solidarity to those members of the UPND summoned by Police in Muchinga Province, we wish to advise them not to proceed as doing so will be tantamount to unlawful assembly or conducting an illegal procession which is against the law. There is no need for sympathisers , in this regard, to come into conflict with the law. As per our mandate of maintaining law and order in the country, we will be at hand to do just that.
We therefore advise all those planning to travel to Muchinga Province for the above mentioned reason to rescind their decision.
We also wish to dispel reports that the opposition UPND leader, Mr Hakainde Hichilema is among those summoned.
ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO
ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER