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Police warn people involved in disruption of radio program

Two people have been warned and cautioned by the police after a radio show featuring EEP leader Chilufya Tayali was interrupted.

Two Chingola merchants have received warnings and instructions from the police after a radio show featuring the leader of the Economic and Equity Party (EEP), Chilufya Tayali, was disrupted.

Billy Mwape, 43, and Mutuna Chifunda, 43, were both summoned by Copperbelt Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba police in connection with the incident.

According to Mr. Mweemba, on December 31, 2022, at approximately 15:00, suspected UPND members attacked Kokoliko Radio and disrupted a commercial-supported radio program.

He claimed that without permission from management, the suspected carders entered the radio station’s premises and interrupted the broadcast.

According to Mr. Mweemba, Eunice Phiri, 36, reported the incident to the police.

Mr. Mweemba claimed that Mr. Mwape, Mr. Chifunda, and two others only known as Sikazwe and Phiri were among the alleged cadres that assaulted the station.


“Police officers at Chingola Central Police summoned Mr Mwape and Mr Chifunda in relation to the complaint and a warn and caution statement was recorded over conduct likely to cause a breach of peace. It is alleged that the cadres entered the radio station premises without permission from management and stopped a programme by force,”Mr Mweemba.

He said the two suspects were released on police bond.

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