Muntemba transfer not connected to UPND rally

GOVERNMENT has refuted reports that former Commissioners of Police Brenda Muntemba and Antonneil Mutentwa have been fired for supporting that the UPND rally should go ahead as planned on Sunday.

Ministry of Homes Affairs permanent secretary Maxwell Nkole said Mr Mutentwa had his contract terminated while Ms Muntemba has been transferred to Cabinet Office.Mr Nkole said in a statement made available by Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson Moses Suwali that the story by an  online publication  was not only false but also misleading.”The contract of Mr Mutentwa, who was Commissioner in charge of Administration, was terminated to allow him to continue running his private security company based on the Copperbelt so as to avoid a possible conflict of interest with his appointment as Commissioner,” he said.Mr Nkole said the contract for  Ms Muntemba, who was in charge of operations, still stands except that her core duties will be defined by Cabinet Office.