Angered by Friday’s massive show of support for UPND leader Hakinde Hichilema, Police have shot one Mongu resident in the Barotse plains as he was going for construction works of Mongu-Ka labo road. Ngenda Sililo, an employee of Avic international was trailed by the police after he passed through the UPND secretariat and later was heard saying UPND will rule despite police intimidation. And cartridges of live gun shots believed to have been used have since been found both at the UPND offices and in the Barotse plains.
In central Mongu, police Saturday morning fired teargas canisters to disperse any people who were in groups of more than two. They followed people in the near by compounds, women and children had to run away from homes as the situation was bad. Live bullets and teargas were fired. ‘Things are just normalising now in the compounds,’ a Mongu resident told the Watchdog around 11 hours.