The UPND in Feira constituency by-elections effected a citizens arrest of a PF cadre whose mission was to harm the UPND candidate Eularia Zulu.
UPND vice-president for politics Dr. Canisius Banda disclosed that at about 18:00 hours yesterday, UPND members instituted a citizens’ arrest of a PF cadre who was carrying a dangerous weapon.
“He was stalking our candidate looking for an opportunity to strike and maim her. He was wearing PF colours and he claimed that he was working with the local DC in his evil plot. We handed him over to the Feira police and he is presently in the cells. The weapon is also with the police. His is known as Rodgers,”Dr. Banda said.
He said as the UPND, they were calling upon all citizens to condemn violence of any form in the country and urged the PF to maintain law and order and not be the authors of anarchy, lawlessness and violence.
Dr. Banda said he was aware that PF thugs that do not live there in Feira were presently terrorising the electorate in the constituency.
“Let us remain one Zambia and one nation, in peace and harmony, all of us collectively pursuing national development,” Dr. Banda said.
There has been severe incidences of political violence instigated by the PF in the recent past with the recent being the beating of Fr. Bwalya and his members at a radio station where they poured opaque beer on him.
Two weeks ago, PF members again caused massive violence against worshippers at BIGOCA church in Matero.