Police question Barotseland freedom fighters

Police in Mongu have begun interrogating leaders of the Barotse Freedom Movement over Thursday’s protest in which some of their members tore copies of the Draft Constitution, according to the PF government controlled ZNBC.

Western Province Police Commissioner Fanwell Siandenge says arrests will be effected once interrogations are concluded.

And Mr Siandenge has warned Barotse activitists against pushing their luck too far by engaging in activities that have potential to disrupt peace and unity.

He has warned that people found wanting will face the wrath of the law because no citizen is above the law.

Mr Siandenge has also warned people of Western province to resist schemes of some individuals pursuing political motives.

A group of barotse activists on Thursday tore copies of the draft constitution at the door step of the District Commissioner’s office.

And Mongu central Member of Parliament Nathaniel Mubukwanu has called for the arrest of barotse activists who destroyed copies of the draft constitution on Thursday.

Mr. Mubukwanu who is youth and sport deputy minister says the mere act of destroying copies of the constitution amounts to a serious offence because the document is government property.

He told ZNBC news in a telephone interview that the action by the barotse activist is inexcusable

The Member of Parliament also notes that no one is being forced to participate in the constitution making process.

Mr. Mubukwanu has warned perpetrators of Thursday’s actions not to take government’s patience too far.

And PF youth leaders in Lusaka have demanded the arrest of people who tore copies of the Draft Constitution in Mongu on Thursday.

Lusaka Province Youth Chairman Kennedy Kamba says the party is disturbed by the conduct of the barotse activists.

Mr. Kamba has told ZNBC news in Lusaka that actions of the Barotse activists border on treason.

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