The ruling Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) and opposition Patriotic Front PF) cadres this morning clashed at the funeral service of late Mpulungu Member of Parliament Lameck Chibombamilimo at Seveth Day Adventist Church at Roma congregation.
This was after MMD cadres tried to stop their PF counterparts from attending the funeral service of the late MP.
MMD cadres ordered the PF cadres to takeoff their party t/shirts sparking the clashes after the opposition cadres refused to take off their party attire.
The opposition cadres were forced to run for their lives after being outnumbered by the MMD cadres who were equipped with whips and catapults which they used on their rivals.
This was happening in the presence of the police officers deployed at the church service and only managed to calm the situation after some time.
When approached for a comment on the violence MMD Lusaka province chairman,William Banda expressed ignorance about the incident despite being seen filming the whole incident.
Meanwhile scores of people from different walks of life attended the funeral service of the late Mpulungu Member of Parliament to bid farewell.
Among those that attended the service are UPND president Hakainde Hichilema, All People’s Congress (APC) leader Ken Ngondo, former first lady Maureen Mwanawasa, deputy speaker of the national assembly Mutale Nalumango, Ministers, Member of parliaments and members of both the opposition and ruling party.
And a family representative during the service called on politicians not to politicize the death of Mr. Chibombamilimo.
Mr Chibombamilimo who died in India on Monday will be put to rest at Leopards Hill Memorial park.
[ QFM ]