Kafue residents Saturday 26/04/14 clobbered a group of PF cadres imported to Kafue by Central Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta. This happened some hours before UPND President Hakainde Hichilema arrived to address an indoor meeting at Kafue Council Hall.
UPND had hired the Kafue Council Hall for indoor meeting. When Mwaliteta heard of the development, he travelled using government vehicles from Kabwe to Kafue with PF thugs from Lusaka.
Mwaliteta who is also PF Kafue Member of Parliament then drove to the hall with a gang of thugs to attack UPND members who included UPND Deputy Secretary General Kuchunga Simusamba.
The PF thugs who had a vanette full of stones then attacked the UPND Camp. At this stage, several Kafue residents joined the UPND camp and clobbered the PF thugs before they fled leaving a Government Land Cruiser behind before it was stoned by Kafue residents.
Earlier, the Kafue Council Secretary tried to stop the UPND from holding the meeting in the hall saying the party dealt with an individual to book the hall. Mr. Simusamba however argued with the council police officers and showed them the receipt.
And UPND President Hakainde Hichilema told the indoor meeting that Zambians should redeem themselves for the mistake they made in 2011 for voting the PF by voting the PF out.
Mr. Hichilema told the gathering that President Michael Sata should not claim any strong hold anymore because he does not have one.
Mr. Hichilema said President Michael Sata and the PF had no plan before the party came into power.
The UPND President also called Kafue MP Mwaliteta as chief thug of Kafue. He said Mwaliteta was behaving just like President Sata.
“Birds of the same feathers flock together. Mwaliteta behaves just like his boss Sata. Birds of the same feathers flock together,” he said.