Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo says Alliance for Community Action Laura Miti and five other fire tender protesters are in detention and will be charged soon.

In a statement today, Katongo confirmed that six people had been arrested at Parliament.

“Six persons were today arrested at Parliament by Police. Those arrested are: Laura Miti aged 52 of PHI in Lusaka who is Director of Alliance for Community Action, Female Mika Mwambazi aged 30 of NRDC and a freelance consultant, male Sean Tembo aged 37 of Lusaka’s Avondale who is party president for Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP), Male Fumba Chama aged 33 of Kansenshi in Ndola, Lewis Mwape aged 44 of Balastone Villa who is Executive Director for Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) and Male Bonwell Mwewa aged 43 of PHI in Lusaka.They are detained in custody and will soon be charged,” stated Katongo.