Seven Patriotic Front Ward officials in Chipata Central Constituency have been arrested by police for attempting to hold a peaceful demonstration without permit.

Police in Chipata have arrested seven Patriotic Front, PF Ward officials in Chipata Central Constituency for attempting to hold a peaceful demonstration without permit.
The PF members wanted to protest against the suspension of six constituency, district and provincial officials, including provincial chairperson, Lucas Phiri.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Grace Chipalira confirmed the arrests to Breeze News.
Mrs. Chipalira says that the ward members were picked by the police on Tuesday.
She says that those detained, include Dilika ward chairperson Landson Mtambo, Msanga ward vice chairperson Timothy Banda, Msanga Ward treasure, Lilian Begea and four others.
Mrs. Chipalira says that the seven have been charged with conduct likely to cause breach to piece and are expected to appear in court today.

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