Thieves have broken into a house of a Chinese National and stolen assorted household goods valued at 150 thousand kwacha and thousands of cash in Moth extension area in Chipata.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Alex Chilufya confirmed to Breeze News that the incident happened in the early hours of yesterday but was reported this morning by the owner of the house Chain Young Xing aged 37.
Mr. Chilufya says the criminals who were armed with machetes, knives and other offensive weapons, also stole 80 thousand Zambian Kwacha, 1,100 United State dollars and about 2, 000 Chinese Yuan from the house.
He says Mr. Xing and the other Chinese National who were in the house were not injured.
No arrests have been made so far as police have instituted investigations into the matter.
Meanwhile Mr. Chilufya has confirmed that police yesterday apprehended MMD Provincial Chairperson, Jacob Mwanza and Treasurer, Christopher Zulu and charged them with assault.
He says Mr. Mwanza and Mr. Zulu who were later released on police bond will appear in court soon.
Meanwhile, MMD Provincial Chairperson, Jacob Mwanza refuted assaulting MMD Provincial Publicity Secretary, Zephenia Kaleya.
He says he was with the group of MMD members who wanted to find out where Mr. Kaleya had taken the party vehicle but did not take part in beating him up.