Three Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets have been arrested by police in Lilongwe for allegedly damaging a vehicle belonging to Chilima’s United Transformation Movement, National Police spokesperson, James Kadadzera has confirmed.
However, Kadadzera has refused to disclose the particulars of the suspects but hinted that more arrests will follow in connection to the matter.
“The vehicle was damaged in Lilongwe’s Old Town. The cadets damaged a glass as the driver, sensing danger from an oncoming vehicle full of DPP supporters on their way to escort President Peter Mutharika to the United Nations General Assembly in the US, sat in the vehicle, “said Kadadzera.
He added that the three suspects are to appear before court soon to answer charges of malicious damage.
The arrest of the three cadets comes barely a week after Inspector General of police, Rodney Jose assured politicians that the police would deal with the increasing numbers of political violence in the country.
UTM has been the victim of political violence perpetrated by the DPP as one of its cars were burnt to the ashes during one of the movement launches in Mangochi along with a vehicle belonging to UTM member Agnes Nyalonje.