United Party for National Development (UPND) supporter late Mapenzi Chibulo’s father has sued the state claiming damages for loss of life.
Mapenzi was allegedly shot dead at Downtown Shopping Mall during a procession from the United Party for National Development Secretariat to Chawama where the UPND rally was scheduled.
Douglas Chibulo the father to the deceased wants the Lusaka High Court to award him for the loss of life which he termed negligence by the Zambia Police.
In his statement, Mr. Chibulo cited the attorney general as having stated on July 8 2016 that the police in their efforts to disperse people who were peacefully parading in a match past used live ammunition to shoot at unarmed citizens which was a careless act by the state police.
He has since disclosed that his family suffered financial loss at the time his daughter died especially in terms of communication and other funeral expenses.
“As a father I am suing the state claiming damages for loss of life” Mr. Douglas Chibulo