|Muvi Television’s Technical Manager, Daddy Chitalu has told the Lusaka high court that while covering the 2010 Mufumbwe constituency by elections, they spent nights at the police station for fear of political violence.
Mr. Chitalu, who has been called to testify in an election petition by MMD’s Mulondwe Muzungu, said they had to sleep at the police station because the situation was volatile.
He told the court that they did so in order to safeguard equipment.
Mr. Chitalu was the delegation leader of six MUVI TV employees who were on duty to provide live news coverage of the Mufumbwe by elections.
The court has since been availed with news footage as captured by MUVI TV during the election period.
This is in a case in which Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Mufumbwe parliamentary losing candidate Mulondwe Muzungu has petitioned the election of United Party for National Development (UNPD) candidate, Eliot Kamondo, as Member of Parliament for Mufumbwe constituency.