Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has described the allegations leveled against him by NDC as malicious and baseless.
In a statement Mr. Lusambo said the malicious allegations issued by the NDC border on criminal defamation of his personal character and that of the public office he occupy.
He said the scheme to link him to the reported death of an NDC official is not only callous but cheap and a very unafrican manner of mourning a departed colleague. Mr.Lusambo said everyone who was in Roan before, during and after voting knows that he was nowhere near the said violent incident.He has challenged the NDC to produce evidence that will show his role in the unfortunate incident.
The NDC media department reported on its facebook page that their NDC Lusaka province youth chairman Obed Kasongo died after succumbing to injuries inflicted on him by Bowman Lusambo.
They allege that Mr. Kasongo was the party stewart who was on April 11, 2019 beaten with an iron bar by Lusaka province Minister Bowman Lusambo. The assault of Mr. Kasongo happened a few hours before the opening of polls for the Roan parliamentary by election in Luanshya. Mr. Kasongo 52, died at the levy Mwanawasa hospital yesterday where he had gone to receive treatment.
The late Kasongo had been receiving treatment at the hospital following his return from Luanshya a fortnight ago.
He had suffered severe wounds after his attack at the hands of the pf cabinet Minister who personally assaulted the deceased.
And NDC National Youth Chairman Charles Kabwita called for the immediately arrest of Lusaka province Minister Bowman Lusambo.Mr. Kabwita said the NDC had officially opened a docket at Luanshya police two weeks ago against Lusambo. Mr. Kabwita says Luanshya police should now arrest Minister Lusambo in connection with the death.