Infamous PF thug Maxwell Chongo has been involved in another gun shootout, despite being on the wanted list by police for attempted murder.
The latest gun battle happened last Friday in Northmead between Chongo and other PF cadres who were fighting over PF campaign money.
PF candidate for Lusaka central Margaret Mwanakatwe dished out money to Chongo instead of PF cadres in her constituency. Other cadres approached Chongo for their share of the spoils but as expected where Chongo is involved, a gun fight erupted.
Chongo later confessed that there was indeed a gun fight but blames the rival gang.
‘Hon Margaret Mwanakatwe this morning called me asking me if I could be part of her campaign Team but some trigger happy fools did not handle that well,’ Chongo said in one of the PF forums.
‘After the succesful visitation of several branches on our way home we passed through northmead and some members thought I got money off Margaret Mwanakatwe and a scuffle erupted one guy by the name of MIKE MULELE went straight to my car and opened fire in my tyres using his pistol. luckly their was someone in the car to identify him,’ Chongo claimed.
Chongo further explains how he and other PF cadres are excited over guns they have been supplied with by the government.
‘I know a new gun makes one feel like carrying it on a daily basis and when intoxicated you always become trigger hungry and I am talking from experience,’ he said.
Chongo further said, ‘I am sure he’s [Mulele] seen that in a blink of an eye the gun can give him irreversible problems.
PF members are not happy that Mwanakatwe is using Chongo and other who are not from Lusaka central but those in her constituency are getting the funds mainly from Zamtel.