Three Rainbow party members arrested


Police in Isoka district of Muchinga province have arrested and charged three members of the opposition Rainbow party with conduct likely to cause the breach of peace.

The trio were arrested after being reported of pelting a vehicle belonging to Eastern province minister, Malozo Sichone, who is also Isoka Member of Parliament.

Mr Sichone is in the district on a campaign trail for a Patriotic Front candidate in the Kapililonga ward by-election due tomorrow on August 6.
Muchinga province Deputy Commissioner of Police Peter Bubenshi has confirmed the arrest of the trio whom he named as Elvis Simwanza, 42;
Patrick Siwila,32 and Moses Siame 36 all of the same village and are expected to appear in court tomorrow.

Mr Bubenshi told a press briefing in his office that election violence will not be condoned saying despite the election campaign period ending at 18:00 hours today, police are very alert to the happenings in the area and are sending reinforcement.
The Kapililonga ward by-election fell vacant after the then councilor from the Patriotic Front ( PF) resigned to join the opposition Rainball Party and is re-contesting the seat along with candidates from the United Party for National Development (UPND),the MMD and PF.