PF packs Chipata villagers in trucks, sends them to rally

PF packs Chipata villagers in trucks, sends them to rally

The Patriotic Front has hired trucks to ferry cadres leaving in far flung villages to attend this afternoon’s public rally scheduled for Mpezeni Park in Chipata at 13:00 hours.
And the MMD is also busy discouraging people from attending the PF arlly.
Trucks were seen ferrying cadres into town at about 06:00 hours this morning while others were drinking opaque beer and spirits popularly known as tujilijili.
Police in riot gear keeping vigil for any possible clashes between the PF and the MMD have been planted in town, Kapata bus station and along Umodzi High way.
MMD cadres carrying sticks and shields attacked PF members this morning near Mangani’s residence along Umodzi High way.
The situation calmed after MMD cadres were overwhelmed and bolted.
PF cadres packed in a lorry were later seen blandishing party symbols and opaque beer promising retaliation if they are provoked by MMD cadres.
Former Defence Minister George Mpombo, Chongwe Member of Parliament Sylvia Masebo former ambassador to Libya Mbita Chitala, and former works and supply minister Mike Mulongoti are all in Chipata for the rally.
And MMD Eastern Province chairperson Kennedy Zulu has stopped party officials and other symphasisers in Chipata District from attending the Lameck Mangani-PF rally.
Addressing a handful of MMD cadres at the council offices in Chipata, Zulu promised women and youths money if they don’t attend PF rally at Mpezeni Park this afternoon.
The Council office which was also under police guard was full of women and youths in the MMD uniform.
“We don’t want you to join this Mangani because he is not with us, he wanted to take you to the cobra so that this Sata can feast on you people, this is a serious snake and us government under your own
Rupiah Bwezani Banda, we shall fight to remain in power and you people don’t need to go and listen to lies,” said Zulu. “Boma ni Boma these are just trying out their luck which will never come.”
MMD is dishing out money to youths and women in Chipata ahead of the PF rally this afternoon.

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