One person has died in Kafue’s Shikoswe compound while two vehicles were burnt and 15 others damaged by a rioting mob in Kafue.
According to local residents the deceased, identified as Muselise Kambakamunyama, aged 25, was confronted by a named lady to pay her the K30 he owed her.
The lady sought the help of one of the neighbourhood watch members who allegedly beat the deceased leaving him unconscious and later died at Kafue District Hospital around 18:00hrs.
The situation angered the community and burnt the vehicles parked at the police post, throwing stones breaking windows and forcing the officers to flee the post in the process as they were overpowered by the community.
Suspects in cells took advantage of the situation and fled, leaving all the documents destroyed.
Meanwhile Kafue District Commissioner, Grace Ngulube, has described the situation as uncalled for and cautioned the community in the district to desist from mob justice.
The District commissioner has also regretted the loss of life and called on all stakeholders to ensure that such distractive incidents are prevented.
Efforts to get comment from the Police Public Relations office proved futile as local police refused to say anything on the matter.