More police sent to Solwezi

policwFifty police officers have been deployed in Solwezi Central constituency to beef security in the area which has been rocked by political violence in the last few days.

According to ZNBC, Police Spokesperson, Bonnie Kapeso, says the officers have been sent to help maintain law and order in the area ahead of the November 19 parliamentary by election.

Mr. Kapeso said more police officers will be dispatched to the district if the political violence persists.

Political campaigns ahead of the parliamentary by election in Solwezi Central Constituency have been characterised by violence in which people have been injured and property destroyed.

Four candidates are vying for the seat left vacant following the death of incumbent, Ben Tetamashimba.

The MMD is fielding Albet Chifita, while Watson Lumba is contesting on the UPND/PF pact ticket.

Others are Muhammed Kalela of FDA and Thomas Kafula, an independent.

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