Copperbelt police chief, Martin Malama confirmed the summoning of Father Bwalya but could not state exactly why he had been summoned. He said Fr Bwalya was expected to present himself to the Copperbelt divisional headquarters at 10:30 hours today.
And MMD and Patriotic Front (PF) cadres have been detained at Ndola Central police station over a case of threatening violence which occurred on Saturday night at Mixed Doubles Bar and Restaurant in the city centre.
Those detained are Alex Mubanga, who is commonly known as Shimpundu pa Nkoloko, 53, an MMD member of house number 1091, Lubuto Township in Ndola, and a 27-year-old PF member, George Mutale of house number 8, Bwana Mkubwa.
Dr Malama confirmed the detention of the two political party cadres to help the police with investigations in a matter of threatening violence.
“I can confirm that an MMD cadre called Mubanga, popularly known as Shimpundu pa Nkoloko and Mutale, a PF cadre are both detained in police custody at Ndola Central police station to help us with investigations in a case of threatening violence which occurred at Mixed Doubles on Saturday night,” he said.
In a related incident, a PF cadre, Nonde Dickson Pende, aged 47, of Kamuchanga Township in Mufulira was detained in police custody for threatening violence. Dr Malama said in both incidents, machetes were confiscated andt the three would soon appear in court soon.