Zambia Police Helicopter
Zambia Police Helicopter

POLICE in Solwezi are investigating a case involving United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres who allegedly assaulted four Patriotic Front (PF) cadres in Shilenda area in Manyama during campaigns.

North-Western Province deputy commissioner of police Geoffrey Kunda confirmed this development in an interview yesterday.

Mr Kunda said the alleged incident happened on Sunday night and that all the victims were issued with medical reports.

“We had four PF members, who complained against the UPND that they were assaulted using fists and kicks in Shilenda area in Manyama,” Mr Kunda said.

And in Kisala, two PF members were allegedly assaulted by suspected UPND cadres, while one member of the opposition UPND also complained to police that he was allegedly attacked by suspected PF cadres.

Mr Kunda said police are actively investigating all the assault cases to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.

Mr Kunda, however, said campaigns ahead of this Thursday’s Solwezi-West parliamentary by-election are generally peacefull.

He said police have deployed enough manpower in strategic places to ensure that peace prevails.

“In short, the area is quiet, but we just received isolated reports of assault cases from the PF and UPND, but everything is under control in terms of security preparedness,” Mr Kunda said.

Mr Kunda said police are ready to maintain law and order, therefore, the electorate should feel free to go and cast their vote.

“Whoever is going to be found wanting will be definitely dealt with, because as police, we are very much ready and prepared for the by-election on September 24,” he said.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. The PF brought several youths from Copperbelt to beat people in order to disorganise the elections because they know they are losing! Shame.

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    • Interesting Police. They see it fit to investigate a fist fight allegedly started by UPND cadres and never incidents of maiming of opposition cadres by PF cadres using guns and pangas. ZP can’t do thier jobs professionally withiout orders from PF senior and government officials; it appears.

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  2. Sounds fake and more like squabbles between drunken opposing political cadres. Is it the usual accusations which are later quashed by courts?. Resources and time wasting gimmicks.

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  3. So ZP have a specialist Police helicopter, I hope they don’t use it to escort the Lazy Lungu around the country or transporting ZP top brass like Stellar but for crime fighting

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