Zambezi residents run riotus, set police vehicle on fire

By Staff Reporter

An angry mob of Zambezi district this morning burnt a police vehicle and destroyed the district hospital mortuary in a running battle with the state police.

The episode erupted after police were reported to have tortured to death Mulonda, a worker who was suspected to be in possesion of an illegal fire arm.

An alert police fired teargas canisters in an effort to disperse the angry mob which turned into a heavy riot.

The mob further destroyed doors and windows to the house of the police officer who was alleged to have beaten Mulonda to death.

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