Pistol wilding PF thugs driving a Toyata Noah Mini-bus have been nabbed and manhandled by UPND supporters in Monze ahead of UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s rally.
And intelligence reports indicate that some heavily armed PF thugs are on the loose with a view cause more violence and possibly assassinate key opposition politicians ahead of this month’s presidential election.
One of those identified in the vehicle carrying guns is musician Red Linso who was in the group of thugs that wanted to disguise as UPND supporters attending the rally.
Intelligence reports indicate that there is a serious threat on UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s life especially in areas such as Monze where government wants to claim his own people could have harmed him.
“As you know, HH is very popular in those areas and is always being mobbed by huge crowds. But some elements within those crowds have been sponsored to harm him and later claim his own people did it”, said a source close to the operation.
There has been a spate of violence by PF thugs against there opponents lately, with the recent being Mtendere Compound where UPND supporters were beaten.
In Mkushi, UPND supporters were equally beaten by PF cadres wilding guns and Pangas at a rally addressed by Katuba MP Jonas Shakafuswa.