Police record caution statement against William Banda

Police have recorded a warn and caution statement from MMD Lusaka Province chairman William Banda in connection with the violence that took place in Chongwe last Saturday.
Lusaka province police commanding officer Mhlakeni Zulu told journalists in Lusaka this afternoon that Mr Banda has been warned and cautioned for proposing political violence contrary to section 91, Sub section 1A and C of the laws of Zambia.

Mr. Zulu has however said the MMD provincial chairman has denied the allegations adding that the police will continue with their investigations on the matter.

He has since reiterated his warning to political cadres against engaging in violence saying the police will not condone any act that has the potential to disturb the country’s peace.

And Mr. Banda who was in the company of his lawyers Sunday Nkonde, Obden Kabwe and Robson Malupenga appealed to Zambians to have confidence in the police service adding that violence should not be supported at all costs.

Mr. Banda’s legal representative Sunday Nkonde said it is unacceptable for the media to malign certain individuals without proof.

Meanwhile, opposition Patriotic Front cadres were seen passing by church road while chanting party slogans when Mr. Banda was being interviewed by the police.

The move angered the MMD provincial leadership who verbally confronted a plain clothed police officer over the same, while a cadre only identified as Tembo started communicating with an unknown person on phone calling for reinforcements of MMD cadres in ten buses to be sent to the police station to deal with the by PF cadres.

He was however stopped by a fellow MMD cadre.

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