06TH AUGUST, 2021 - Police in Mununga of Luapula Province have arrested 10 suspected UPND cadres for offences of conduct likely to cause the breach of the peace and Assault on police.
It is alleged that on 05th  August, 2021 around 12 05 hours, two police officers  were assigned to monitor the procession of Mrs. Mutale Nalumango, the UPND Presidential running mate who was in Mununga to pay a courtesy call on Senior Chief Mununga at his Palace. A mob of the unruly cadres descended on the two police officers and assaulted them.
The Chief retainer in the area alerted police in Mununga on the occurrence and Police sent reinforcement and they managed to arrest 10 suspected UPND cadres for the subject offences.
The suspects are in police custody.
We wish to refute reports on social media that police working together with cadres of the Patriotic Front attacked peaceful UPND cadres including Mrs Mutale Nalumango. No such incident occurred except for the violent conduct of suspected UPND cadres which led to the arrest of 10. Members of the public should treat the information circulating with the contempt it deserves and as mare political propaganda.