MMD thugs beat up Muvi TV reporters

More than 100 ruling MMD cadres Monday morning beat up a MUVI TV news crew and confiscated their equipment including mobile phones.

The cadres also attempted to rape the female journalists who were among the Muvi TV news crew.

The reporters had gone to Nakachenje area in Lusaka West to interview a woman who was attacked by the same MMD cadres a few days ago and grabbed her land.

Reporter Dainess Nyirenda and Cameraperson, Annita Kalwani, have suffered internal injuries after they were trampled upon by the cadres.

Driver, Edward Ntele also suffered a deep cut on his forehead and while another cameraperson, Emmanuel Kaluba had his lips cut in the fracas.

Other items confiscated by the MMD cadres include a camera tripod stand, a microphone, 4 mobile phones and undisclosed amounts of money.

However, other MUVI TV reporters, Paul Shalala, Brian Mwale and Bruce Mwale survived the beatings.

The matter was quickly reported to Matero police Station and officers were quickly mobilised to the incident scene.

MMD Lusaka Province vice Youth Chairman, Watson Mutonga has physically identified the MMD cadres involved in the attack.

This incident brings to 3 the number of harassments against MUVI TV reporters while on duty in the last one month.

Earlier this month, Patriotic Front cadres threatened reporters  Inutu Mwanza and Bruce Mwale while a week ago, Lusaka Division police Deputy commanding Officer, Jackson Simfukwe harassed reporter Paul Shalala.

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