Violence broke out in Livingstone, PF cadre killed

A Patriotic Front cadre has been killed in Livingstone in fresh violence that have rocked the constituency ahead of the by-election scheduled for February 28, 2013.

PF Southern province Political Secretary Brian Hapunda announced the death of the cadre whom he alleges was beaten to death by UPND cadres on Airport Road Monday evening.

“I regret to announce that a PF Youth has been beaten to death by a mob of UPND cadres along Airport Road Livingstone an hour ago!” Hapunda said. ” This happened as PF’s candidate’s convoy was coming from the field driving along Airport Road when UPND Cadres pounced on the convoy breaking down the car belonging to Southern Province Chairlady.”

Other reports reaching Zambian Eye are that a mob of suspected hired PF thugs attacked the UPND camp around Mosi-o-Tunya area. The cadres who drove to the area are reportedly to have thrown stones at the UPND campaign team who were at the time having meals.

The UPND cadres fought back and the situation became so violatile a number of vehicles were damaged in the process. The Police had to rush to calm the situation.

Hakainde Hichilema who was at the area had just driven off for a live radio interview.

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