POLICE in Mongu have intensified their hunt and arrested two more Barotse Freedom Movement (BFM) members in connection with the tearing of copies of the draft Constitution last week.
This brings the total of those arrested in connection with the case to 15. They are all in police custody.
Western Province Police Commissioner, Fanwell Siandenge, confirmed yesterday that the two were arrested based on the information provided by their colleagues who were earlier arrested.
Mr Siandenge said that the hunt for other suspects had continued and police would ensure that all the culprits were brought to book.
All the suspects have been charged with malicious damage and conduct likely to cause the breach of peace and would appear in court soon.
“The operation to arrest all the suspects is still going on and officers are currently on the ground,” he said.
Police managed to arrest 13 suspects on Monday including one of the leaders of the group.
A group of people calling themselves the Barotse Freedom Movement last week tore Lozi copies of the draft Constitution attracting a lot of condemnation from a cross section of society.
They alleged that their action was as a result of their contributions not being taken on board during previous constitution making processes.
[Times of Zambia]