Suspected Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets assaulted a Catholic priest at Everton Chimulirenji’s rally in Thyolo district on Thursday.
The priest Father Tethani who serves at St Mary’s Parish under Chikwawa diocese was beaten up after being spotted taking pictures at the rally held by DPP running mate Chimulilenji and DPP regional governor Charles Mchacha.
The cadets also confiscated a mobile phone that the priest used in taking photos at the rally.
Meanwhile, the police are yet to recover the phone that was confiscated from the priest.
Reports also reveal that a stage that was mounted for the rally fell and injured people.
DPP officials are yet to comment on the matter.