PF starts sorting out Barotse activists, arrest 12 in Mongu

The PF government in Mongu, Western Province, arrested 12 Barotseland activists believed to have been involved in the tearing up of the draft copies of the Zambian Constitution at the District Commissioners office.

In a move that is likely to worsen the already volatile situation in Western province which has been plunged into darkness due to lucky of Zesco power, the police have so far arrested 12 activists and charged them with malicious damage and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace.

The 12 Barotseland activists have been arrested for tearing 500 draft constitution copies.

The Ngambela of Barotseland yesterday stormed Mongu police demanding the release of 12 activists arrested for tearing 500 draft constitution copies

Yesterday, when featuring on SkyFM radio in Monze, Defence Minister promised to sort-out the people of
Western province for refusing to participate in the constitution making process.

When campaigning last year, President Michael Sata promised to restore the Barotse Agreement, something he has not fulfilled despite recommendations by his own Commission of Inquiry.

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