Police warn and caution UPND campaign manager
By Staff Reporter
Police in Western Province have recorded a warn and caution statement against UPND Sesheke by-election campaign manager Likando Mufalali in connection with the violent attacks on the PF camp.
Western Province Police Commissioner Charles Lungu said Mufalali, a former Senanga Member of Parliament and his driver were warned and cautioned following the attack in Lusu ward in Sesheke district.
Lungu said that Sesheke aspiring candidate Romeo Kang’ombe and other suspects were expected to appear at the police station during the course of the week as investigations into the alleged attack were still ongoing.
“Currently campaigns are going on smoothly and calm has been restored,” he said.
The Sesheke by election slated for 12 February is being held following the death of UPND Sesheke Member of Parliament, Frank Kufakwandi.
And PF Sesheke campaign manager Kebby Mbewe disclosed that the party is getting affected by the violence which was allegedly being perpetrated by the UPND.
Mbewe who is also PF Member of the Central Committee said that the PF were being intimidated by the UPND as they carried out their campaigns.
Meanwhile Western province UPND chairman Musangu Njamba has confirmed to NewsDayZambia.com that Kangombe and Mufalali had been summoned by the police.
“Yes, there were misunderstandings in Lusu between PF and UPND, but our candidate and his campaign manager were not present at the scene,” he said.
And UPND Secretary General Steven Katuka has dismissed allegations that the UPND is stirring the violence in Sesheke.