Police deny hounding UPND out of Chinsali today

Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Bonnie Kapeso has denied allegations that the police in Muchinga Police hounded out the United Party for National Development (UPND) entourage in Chinsali District today.


Mr. Kapeso has told Qfm news in a telephone interview that police is only doing their job by advising the opposition not hold meetings without notifying the police in accordance with the Public Order Act.

Mr. Kapeso says there is need for political parties to abide by the Public Order Act and give notice to the police before holding public meetings.

Mr. Kapeso explains that the UPND should not exaggerate the situation on the ground but accept that police only advised the entourage to get permission seven days before holding their party meetings.

Earlier during the day UPND Secretary General Kuchunga Simusamba told qfm news that the UPND entourage had been hounded out of Chinsali District were they are for party mobilization.


QFM Radio


  1. ‘get permission seven days before holding their party meetings’ Not to get permission ‘but to inform police of the impending meeting’ Do not translate the law into police language.

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