Mr. Mutotwe Kafwaya, Transport and Communication’s minister, has accused politicians of being behind the protests by some truck drivers.
Speaking in Chingola when he checked on the truckers, Mr Kafwaya said Government is aware that some political party leaders are inciting the drivers to gain support from Zambians.
The minister further said that Government is aware that some politicians sponsored some drivers to protest.
“Political leaders who maybe behind the protests should devise proper messages instead of inciting economic sabotage to gain support from Zambians,” he said.
Mr Kafwaya urged the drivers to air out their grievances through proper channels.
And Copperbelt commissioner of police Charity Katanga said a person believed to be the ring leader has been arrested.
She warned those behind the protests that police will bring to book those breaking the law.