A combined team of PF thugs with police officers on Thursday ejected Rainbow Party national coordinator Robert Chikwelete and his team from a Novotel restaurant where they had stopped over for a meal because they did not have a police permit.
Chikwelete who was on his way from the Copperbelt stopped for a meal but before they could even start eating a score of PF thugs stormed the restaurant and asked what they were doing in Kapiri Mposhi.
The PF thugs who were chanting PF slogans were later joined by armed police who arrived in a private Toyota Hilux registration number ALG 1543 and ordered the opposition leader to leave without even eating the food they had bought.
Efforts by Chikwelete to convince the police officers that he was only at the restaurant for a meal failed as the officer in charge who was getting instructions over the radio remained adamant. And some police sources have disclosed that the Kapiri operation had the blessings of Central province police commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi who was also acting on instructions ‘from above’.