PF’s Kankoyo Constituency candidate in Mufulira, fake Bishop Edward Chomba, has deliberately run over UPND member District Youth Chairperson Manasseh Musenge and his son killing the boy instantly while the mother died later at Ronald Ross Hospital.
Chomba’s government vehicle deliberately sped in a bad road and targeted the UPND members who were standing at the fence of house number 295 Section F, Kankoyo. This was after attending a church service at Pentecostal Holiness.
The boy had his head crushed and died on the spot while Manasseh could not pull through at Ronald Ross Hospital.
Bishop Chomba, who is also PS for Energy and Water, ran away with the rest of his entourage.
According to eye witnesses, the accident happened between 15 and 16hrs yesterday in Kankoyo township of Mufulira due to over speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.
“I was standing on the other side of the road watching the convoy as they were passing going to Butondo with drunk cadres shouting and suddenly the one vehicle went towards one of the houses along this road. At the gate there was a lady and her son who were bashed by the Jeep,” narrated the eye witness
Coincidentally, the lady was identified as Manasseh Musenge who is UPND Mufulira district youth trustee and her son. The son died on the spot while the Ms. Musenge died upon arrival at Ronald Ross Hospital as she had serious head injuries.
After the accident, Bishop Chomba could not stop his convoy to attend to the victims but continued to Butondo township where they had a mobilisation meeting. This annoyed the on lookers who later set the vehicle that caused death ablaze. The vehicle was identified as a Jeep grand cherokee. Police arrived at the scene shortly after the accident and took the drunk driver in custody at F1 police post. The bodies of the deceased are still lying cold in Ronald Ross hospital.
Bishop Edward Chomba is aspiring for MP on the PF ticket while serving as Permanent Secretary in charge of water in the Ministry of Energy and Water Development. According to the Zambian constitution, a permanent secretary is a civil servant and as such cannot engage in partisan politics.