THE seven people arrested in Kasama during Patriotic Front (PF) PF secretary general Wynter Kabimba’s visit to Northern Province have been fined and released.
Of the seven believed to be supporters of Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba, five were picked up at Kasama Airport and two at Kasama Lodge after they clashed with PF cadres that were on hand to welcome Mr Kabimba.
Northern Province police chief Mary Chikwanda said the group was released from custody after paying an admission of guilt fine of K50,000 each.
On Saturday,quick action by police officers rescued a driver of a truck that ferried Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba’s supporters from lynching by Patriotic Front (PF) members that went to welcome PF secretary general Wynter Kabimbaat Kasama Lodge.
Mr Kabimba’s visit was marked by a heavy police presence with some officers carrying assault rifles and clad in bullet proof vests.
The driver of an army-green Saurer truck registration number ABV 2596 that ferried supporters carrying a banner proclaiming support for Mr Mwamba commonly known as GBM attracted the ire of PF members that were on hand to welcome Mr Kabimba.
However, PF party members that were getting ready to proceed to the provincial consultative forum venue where Mr Kabimba delivered his keynote speech got angry and confronted the driver of truck asking who had sent him.
Before the confrontation could get physical, police officers whisked him away from Kasama lodge where Mr Kabimba had stopped briefly upon arrival before proceeding for his scheduled meeting with PF party officials.
Police then bundled Mr Mwamba’s supporters and some other PF cadres into another parked truck registration number ALB 4328 and drove them to the police station.
However, only the drivers were detained while the occupants went scot free.
Some of the banner carrying youths who escaped the haul by the police said in an interview that the truck went to their township and they told “to go and welcome GBM and his opponent Mr Kabimba”.
One of the youths James Banda said they were told to sing solidarity songs and that they would be given a K100,000 each afterwards.
Earlier, other pro-GBM supporters had anchored at a bar called Ichibwato on the road leading to the airport waving an assortment of banners all declaring support for GBM.
Some of the banners read: “Thank You President Michael Chilufya Sata for Giving Us GBM as MP” another read “Kasama Residents for GBM” while others praised the Kasama Central Member of Parliament for fostering development in the town.
Kekekeke politic made in Zambia
yabako bad iyi! police with bullet proof vests!! yaba.
PF cadres are peaceful cadres, its the MMD and UPND cadres who are bitter and aimed at disturbing the peace and victory that PF and HE MCS are enjoying. Why cant these Bitter MMD and Disgruntled UPND cadres use these energies on building their finished parties..
Animalism at its best
PF cadres going at each others throats.
So is GBM bitter?
Or is it Kabimba?
I know someone must somehow be BITTER if PF understanding of issues is correct……
Registration number this, registration number that, registration number here, registration number there. Do we really care for such vehicle registration details? Marubbish!
Cheap politics where supporters can do anything for 100,000. This what make government ensure that people remain in poverty because in that way government can control them with a few bucks. It took close to ten years for MMD to reach this low and its taken PF a little over a year. the more these people fight about who will succeed president Sata the less time the have to spend on what they are actually paid for. If the president does not mind them fighting let him at least let them fight outside cabinet so that people that will be less distracted can be appointed, may be even Kapoka can get his chance now that he is ‘free’
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