Relative calm return
Relative calm has returned to Mongu and Limulunga areas of Western Province, Zambia which experienced violence Friday over the Barotse Agreement of 1964.
Both Western Province Police Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba and Provincial Minister Richard Mwapela confirmed the development to ZNBC News by telephone.
Mr. Mweemba says the number of police officers in the province has been scaled up, to quell any possible violence.
He says Law enforcement agencies will continue monitoring the situation in Mongu to ensure peace and stability prevails in the area.
And Mr. Mwapela says business has returned to normal on Saturday in Mongu and Limulunga.
The Provincial Minster says most trading areas which were closed on Friday were open on Saturday.
The two areas were a subject of civil unrest on Friday as a group of people went on rampage, destroying both private and public property.
As a result, two people died, among them a child, after a group of people ran amok over the Barotseland Agreement of 1964.
Police shot dead one man as attempts to stop him from setting ablaze a filling station failed.
Home Affairs Minister Mkhondo Lungu said the consequences would have been much graver had the man not been stopped.
Mr Lungu said the child died after he was hit by a stone as a stone-throwing group went on rampage in Mongu.
He however says government regrets the loss of life.
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