The ruling Patriotic Front has started training a security wing that will cause havoc to anyone suspected to be opposed to them.
The party has drawn dozens of youths that are being trained through a disguised Non Governmental Organisation with offices located on Lusaka’s Nangwenya Road.
The militia wing which is a brain child of the party’s general secretary and justice minister Wynter Kabimba is believed to have been behind the roughing up of MMD Die Hard leaders Bowman Lusambo and top on their targets are musicians Petersen and Pilato of the ‘Bufi’ fame as well as UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.
“The militia has been attending classes and being trained in the physical aspect to discipline anyone opposed to the ruling party,” sources within PF revealed.
“So far, about five of them have been expelled from classes for allegedly leaking information about the training programme.”
The militia, the sources added, are the ones that have been transported to all places where by-elections are taking place.
The sources said a physical and martial arts trainer has been engaged for the programme.
“They are directly working under Kabimba and also have links with the intelligence system. They are being told the movements of their targets and top on the agenda is Pilato whose concerts are being monitored,” the sources added.
“The idea is to beat up anyone they think is opposed to the government. There’s no compromise with these militia; theirs is just violence.”