PF cadres attack HH in Kasama
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema was this morning attacked by some PF cadres as he and his entourage entered the town to pay a courtesy call on newly installed Paramount Chief Chitimukulu.
Mr. Hichilema confirmed that his entourage was attacked by a group of pF cadres who arrived at a police check point on the edge of Kasama and started throwing stones and sticks in the presence of police officers.
“Our entourage has just been attacked in a savagely manner. It appears these people had prior information of our coming and decided to attack us just as we approached the police check point. They had all sorts of weapons in their vehicles and used them against us,” Mr. Hichilema revealed.
He said his entourage managed to flee the scene and rushed to Kasama Central Police to report the matter but was followed by the cadres who continued attacking them even at the police station.
“We are at the police station here to give a statement and the cadres had been here to attack us and the police just watched,” he said.
Mr. Hichilema who escaped unhurt said he was in Kasama at the invitation of the Bemba Royal Establishment adding that he wanted to use the visit to congratulate the new Chief Chitimukulu over his installation as Chief of the Bemba speaking people.