The ruling PF in Kitwe has refuted claims that their members yesterday in the district destroyed the UPND office which led to some youths injured and admitted to hospital.
PF Kitwe District Spokesperson Christopher Kang’ombe tells QFM News that the PF does not believe in politics of intimidation.
Mr. Kang’ombe says the PF believes that listening to divergent views and therefore promote responsible freedom of expression by either individuals or members of opposition political parties in Zambia.
He has explained that whoever participated in the reported violent incident did not represent the PF and therefore the party condemns any act of violence by both the youths masquerading as PF members and those from the UPND.
Mr. Kang’ombe says their preliminary investigations indicate that youths from both groups were armed with stones and has since urged the police in Kitwe to thoroughly establish more facts as to why Kitwe should become a battlefield for the youths.
He adds that the PF believes that young people must be productive, go oriented and well utilized in sectors of the economy that will propel Zambia to greatness.
The PF Kitwe District Spokesperson says the activities of yesterday fall short of even the basic minimum standards they expect from the current crop of youths adding that it is extremely regrettable that violence occurred.