Heavily armed police have teargassed the funeral procession of UPND Munali Constituency Chairperson, Grazier Matapa who was murdered by PF cadres. Mourners were forced to scamper dropping the coffin in the process.
After teargassing mourners and forcing them to drop Mutapa’s coffin, police forced the deceased’s friends to pick it and take it to Woodlands police station instead of cemetery.
Mutapa was murdered by the PF cadres and now the PF police can’t let his friends burry him in peace.
Trouble started when the police intercepted the funeral procession and ordered them to carry the coffin using a vehicle.
The cadres were carriying the casket on their shoulders through the streets from St Anne when the cops intercepted them at high court telling them to put it in the vehicle,a suggestion cadres rejected.
The Police decided to use force resulting in a tussle with cadres.