National Restoration Party (NAREP)’s candidate for the Mpongwe by-election Reagan Ndhlovu has been granted a a K2 million (KR2, 000) bail in a case where he is charged with disorderly conduct.
The arrest occurred yesterday when Mr. Ndhlovu went to the police to complain about youth cadres from the ruling party going around and defacing and tearing down his campaign posters. The police placed him under arrest initially under the pretext of “behaviour likely to cause of breach of the peace.”
Luashya Resident Magistrate Henry Aongola granted the bail today.
Police in Mpongwe on Sunday arrested Ndhlovu after he allegedly slapped a PF supporter, Friday Mulenga, at a police station.
Ndhlovu, 40, a businessman of Shaka Farms in Mpongwe appeared before magistrate Aongola facing one count of disorderly conduct in a police station contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that Ndhlovu on February 10, 2013 at a police station in Mpongwe conducted himself in a disorderly manner.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge.