The Bemba Royal Establishment (BRE) has refuted claims circulating on various media platforms that Bemba Chiefs are protesting the arrest of former State House Press Aid, Amos Chanda.
BRE Spokesperson, James Mulenga said the statement that has been attributed to one of its chiefs in the region is not true.
Mr. Mulenga indicated that only Paramount Chief Chitimukulu and him as spokesperson have the right to speak on behalf of the Bemba Royal Establishment.
He has advised traditional leaders to consult the establishment before issuing any statement to the media on behalf of Bemba chiefs.
Mr. Mulenga has further advised people who are peddling such lies to stop putting the name of the establishment in disrepute.
The BRE spokesperson said this in a walk-in-interview with ZANIS in Kasama.
Mr. Mulenga explained that there are a number of Bembas who have been arrested in the past but the establishment did not issue any statement as any accused person is expected to be tried before the court.
“We have had many people who have been arrested and taken to court in the past but you have never heard us complain because we know they have to be either set free or otherwise by the court,” he said.