Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said some UPND party officials were found engaging in acts of violence at Chief Kasempa’s Palace between 09 30 hours and 10 00 hours.
She said the UPND campaign team is alleged to have gone to Chief Kasempa’s Palace to pay a courtesy call on the Chief.
“Upon hearing that the area District Commissioner was at the Palace, they forcefully opened the gate to the palace, forced themselves inside and started beating those they found whom they had suspected to be Patriotic Front cadres and forced them to leave. We have since opened dockets of Assault and we wish to state that police are on the ground pursuing all those that were involved,” Katongo said.
She added that the Public Order Act is very clear when it comes to holding of Political activities, rallies and meetings further warning that any individual that will be found disregarding provisions of the Law will not tolerated but dealt with sternly.
Katango said Palaces are respected areas adding Thatcher’s the action by the UPND Campaign team was disrespectful, uncalled for and leaves much to be desired.