Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has condemned the behavior of UPND Vice president Geoffrey Mwamba who allegedly slapped a trader at Kitwe’s Chisokone market.
Dr Kambwili says it is shocking that the UPND leader vented his anger on an innocent trader after marketeers expressed displeasure at his presence at the trading center.
He was speaking in an interview with ZNBC news in Mufulira.
Dr Kambwili has advised Zambians to be weary of some of the leaders seeking public office in the August 11 election.
Meanwhile, UPND has refuted claims that Mr Mwamba assaulted a marketeer at Kitwe’s Chisokone market.
UPND presidential Campaign team member Frank Tayali says Mr Mwamba had a peaceful tour of the market where he interacted with the marketeers.
Mr Tayali told ZNBC news in Kitwe that it is sad that false stories are being spread that Mr Mwamba assaulted a marketeer.
On Thursday, UPND Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba and former Matero MP MILES SAMPA were forcibly chased out of Chisokone market in Kitwe by irate marketeers after they attempted to address the traders.
During the confusion Francis Musonda a trader at the market alleged that Mr Mwamba, popularly known as GBM slapped him.
Meanwhile, there was confusion at Moba hotel in Kitwe on Friday when members of the United Party for National Development-UPND blocked police officers from issuing a call out to party Vice president Geoffrey Mwamba.
The UPND members stopped the police officers from meeting Mr Mwamba who has been issued with a call out over the alleged assault on a trader at Chisokone Market on Thursday.
The UPND members blocked the officers at the lobby of the hotel before escorting them out of the premises.
The cadres were led by former Lubansenshi Member of Parliament Patrick Mucheleka who was visibly angry.
The UPND was scheduled to hold a press briefing at the hotel, when the police officers arrived with the call out.