Police on the Copperbelt have detained three people belonging to different political parties for threatening violence.
The police have also confiscated machetes also known as pangas from the detained men in Ndola and Chingola.
Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Martin Malama has confirmed to ZNBC News in Kitwe that two men were arrested on Saturday night in Ndola at a bar where they allegedly threatened violence using machetes.
Dr. Malama has named the two men arrested in Ndola as fifty-three-year-old Alex Bwalya, a businessman and George Mutale, twenty-seven.
The man arrested in Chingola is Dickson Pende, forty-seven.
Dr. Malama says the three will appear in court soon, and he has warned that the police will arrest any person threatening or perpetrating violence