UPND Bwacha constituency parliamentary candidate Saidi Chibwana and his young brother Haroon have been arrested for tramped up charges of malicious damage and are to appear in the Kabwe Magistrates court tomorrow.
The duo were however released on police bond after protracted efforts by lawyer Mulilo Kabesha and the party cadres who threatened to camp at the police station if their preferred leader is not released. The police whisked the two brothers from central police to Prospect about ten kilometres out of town but UPND cadres gave chase to the police vehicles.
Saidi and Haroon, who is also Munyama ward candidate were summoned after PF Bwacha candidate Sydney Mushanga complained that UPND cadres damaged a Canter truck he us using for his campaigns.
Last week Chibwana was receiving defectors from PF during an indoor meeting in Bwacha but Mushanga and his thugs drove their vehicles to the house of the meeting in an attempt to disrupt them but left the place after realising that they were overpowered. Later Mushanga reported a case of malicious damage.
But a PF insider has disclosed that the truck which belongs to the father of one of Mushanga’s concubines had its tail lights broken last year but now the disgraced former alter boy Mushanga wants to earn political mileage. Contrary to the procedure of police keeping an exhibit, the truck is still in Mushanga’s custody. It is not established exactly how police will now tender it as an exhibit. The whole drama took more than 8 hours.