A 62 year old man identified as Leonard Mwale, who yesterday beat up an Anglican Priest in Kalingalinga township has handed himself in to the Police.
According to Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo, Mr Mwale handed himself to the Police today around 09:30 hours,
Mrs Katongo said Mr Mwale has been warned and cautioned for the offence of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (AOABH) and has been detained in police custody.
Mr Mwale yesterday morning punched and dragged a priest whose names have been withheld from the pulpit after he refused to obey the congregations orders to stop preaching. The priest sustained swollen lips among other injuries.
The incident happened on Sunday 22 November 2020 around 10:30 hours during a church service. Investigations by the police revealed that the irate congregant is among a group of Church members fighting the Priest over the churchs’ parking space.