Police have launched investigations into the beating up of an intelligence officer by suspected PF/UPND cadres in Solwezi.
Home Affairs minister, Lameck Mangani, told ZNBC news in an interview that government will not tolerate attacks on security officials on duty.
He said security wings in the country are mandated to protect all politicians including leaders of the opposition.
Mr. Mangani says it is sad that opposition political parties have resorted to attacking officials of security wings assigned to protect them.
He also said government is mandated to protect all leaders of the opposition political parties when they are in public places.
Suspected PF/UPND cadres attacked and assaulted an intelligence officer deployed at their rally in Kapijimpinga area.