PF Cadres Attack UPND Supporters In Eastern Province
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed that there was a clash between UPND and PF supporters in Sinda town in Eastern province. Ms Katongo also dispelled rumours that one person was shot in Sinda yesterday morning.
She said the correct story was that while some UPND supporters from Sinda were getting ready to proceed to Chipata for their party programme yesterday, PF supporters coming from Petauke who also had their party activity in Sinda spotted them, disembarked from their motor vehicle and begun throwing stones at them.
She said police officers rushed to the scene and managed to calm the situation.
Katongo said two UPND supporters identified as Tobias Banda aged 46 and Patricia Banda aged 50 sustained injuries and medical report forms have been issued.
Katongo also dispelled allegations by some UPND supporters who reported to Sinda Police that they had seen a Police Officer only identified as Mulenga among the PF supporters from Petauke carrying a gun.
She said upon verification, the report by UPND proved to be false as Petauke Police has no officer bearing that name and that no firearm was discharged.
She has since called on all Political Parties to promote peace and avoid bringing about instability as they go about their party activities.