Police in Lusaka have arrested 93 suspected political cadres for allegedly harassing people in markets.
Ms Katanga said the cadres were arrested between August 25 and August 31 from various markets in Lusaka.
She said of the 93, seven were charged with conduct likely to cause breach of peace and they will appear in court soon while the rest were released after paying admission of guilt fines.
“We conducted operations in Lusaka district after we received reports of harassment from members of the public by suspected political cadres in markets,” Ms Katanga said.
She also said police have arrested six people for allegedly destroying PF materials and a presidential portrait worth K70,000 at Lusaka’s Soweto Market.
She said a PF member Emmanuel Mwape, who operates from Soweto Market, reported the matter to the police.
“These suspects have been charged with malicious damage to property and will appear in court soon,” Ms Katanga said.
She warned that police will continue conducting similar operations to ensure that innocent people are not harassed.
“I wish to warn that we will not relent and will apply the law fairly to all offenders regardless of their political affiliation,” she said.