A group of youths from the United Party for National Development, (UPND) in Lusaka have warned of more protests should their colleague remain in detention.
Matomola Likwanya, a UPND Lusaka District Youth Secretary who was masquerading a student from UNZA leading a protest over payment of fees, has been in detention since last week following his lone protest, citing inefficiencies in the voter registration.
Likwanya, who was wearing boxers only at the University of Zambia protested against the blocking of students owing the school to write exams.
He is charged with inciting violence and conduct likely to cause the breach of peace for also protesting but UPND youths led by Mainda Simataa has described the arrest as illegal and politically motivated.
Simataa says the party and its Leadership completely support Matomola’s cause and demand for his unconditional release.
Meanwhile, other UPND youths, Chomba Nakazwe and Beene Hachombwa have accused the electoral body of creating chaos in the registration process.
The duo have warned that more protests would follow if Matomola is not released, and the voter registration process extended by not less than 30 days.
They are calling on the police command to be professional in executing their duties, and should either release Matomola or take him to court by 14:00 Hours on Monday.