Edgar Lungu this morning directed his PF cadres clad in police uniform to block PF Roan MP and former information minister Chishimba Kambwili from attending the Ukusefya Pangwena traditional ceremony of the Bemba in Kasama. Police were further ordered to eject him out of Kasama or face arrest. He has since headed to Mansa but likely to meet the same fate even there.
Lungu is in Kasama to attend the same ceremony and when word went through that Kambwili and Musenge were in town, multitudes of people gathered around them at Shoprite Supermarket to greet them as the mob chanted anti Lungu slogans and praised Kambwili. Police then pounced on the law maker and confined him within Shoprite premises.
Kambwili told the officers that he was in Kasama for the traditional ceremony and that he had only been at the supermarket to try and get some groceries but the uncompromising heavily armed officers told him that they will not allow him to proceed to Mungwi where the ceremony is being held. As he was headed to Mungwi the PF cadres again blocked him near Lukashya Trades Trades and at that stage the police ordered him to leave Kasama or face arrest.
Kambwili was also blocked from featuring on radio Manoby PF cadres and together with his team have since left Kasama and are now heading to Mansa where word has also reached the Watchdog that Lungu has instructed the police not to allow him entry.
As Kambwili was having a mini altercation with the police officers, others were heard complaining against the work they are being sent to do because they were equally not happy to be committing injustice. Later he charged that those that had blocked him in Kasama, in apparent reference to Lungu, are cowards.