12 caged after tribal clashes

POLICE in Zambezi in North-Western Province have arrested 12 suspects in connection with a riot that took place in the district at the weekend where residents of Chingalala fought running battles with the local police.

This followed the death of village headman Kakoho, a Luvale on the east bank who lived in Chingalala area after relatives and the royal establishment decided to bury the headman within Chingalala community which is a disputed land between the Luvales and the Lundas.
North-Western Province commissioner of police Auxensio Daka confirmed the incident in an interview yesterday that three police officers were also injured during the fracas.

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