Police in Mongu District in Western Province have arrested a Patriotic Front (PF) cadre for allegedly assaulting a United Party for National Development (UPND) cadre.
Western Province Police Commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi confirmed the development this morning saying that Siisi Imasiku a retired Police Officer of Mongu’s Imbowa Compound sustained a cut on the right side of the head after being hit with a plank by Nabiwa Imikendu Imbwae of Airport loyal plots.
Ms. Kamukoshi said that Imasiku was assaulted by Imikendu at Mongu Airport around 10 00 hours yesterday when UPND cadres showed up at the airport with their party President Hakainde Hichilema while the local residents were waiting for the arrival of the Acting President Guy Scott who was on a day’s visit in the Province to inspect various developmental projects.
Ms. Kamukosha said that Imasiku is currently admitted to Lewanika General Hospital and Acting Medical Superintendent Kambinde Likambi has described the victim’s condition as stable and out of danger.
Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner has said she is disturbed with the escalating number of political violence in the province and has warned of stiff punishment against the perpetrators of violence regardless of their political affiliations.
Recently, some cases of violence have been recorded in Mongu district of Western Province that resulted into physical harassments, tearing of party placards and regalia between PF and UPND cadres.