Some United Party for National Development (UPND) members of parliament this afternoon walked out of the House in protest against PF police and cadres attacks on their supporters in the Copperbelt.
UPND law maker for Monze Central Jack Mwiimbu raised a point of order and asked whether the PF government was in order to violate their rights with impunity.
Mwiimbu charged that following the statement that was made in the House by Vice President Inonge Wina stopping opposition parties from having meetings in the Copperbelt, PF cadres attacked the UPND office in Kitwe.
‘Truck loads of PF cadres destroyed our offices in Kitwe, is the government in order to violate our rights with impunity as if we are not Zambians,’ asked Mwiimbu before he led other UPND members in walking out of the House.
Speaker of the House Patrick Matibini said he could not make a ruling on the point of order because Mwiimbu had walked out.
And PF Police Spokesperson Charity Munganga Chanda said that the opposition UPND is not allowed to have any meetings in the Copperbelt for the whole month of November.
Chanda said if the UPND wants to have meetings in the area they could only do so in December but could not give any reasons.
She claimed that the violence that occurred today was a result of people (PF cadres) who were agitated by the UPND’s decision to defy the PF police illegal ban of meetings in the Copperbelt.