UPND district chief summoned by police


By Nation Reporter

THE police command in Livingstone has summoned UPND district spokesperson Neto Halwabala for questioning.

Mr. Halwabala, who confirmed the development to the Daily Nation in Livingstone, said that he was asked to present himself at the central police station yesterday at 15 hours.

He has been summoned in relation to the statement he issued when he featured on one of the local radio stations in the run-up to the August 11 general elections.

“Yes, it is true and I can confirm to you that I have been summoned by the police and I will be going there this afternoon (Monday),” he said.

“This is in relation to an old issue which is in public domain which I commented on when I featured on a radio programme together with PF constituency chairman Elias Mwila,” said Mr Halwabala.

According to police sources, the UPND official is likely to be charged with an offence of defaming the President.

It is alleged that in the run-up to theelections, Mr. Halwabala did make derogatory remarks targeted at President Edgar Lungu when he featured on one of the local radio stations.