Violence scenes in Mukaika, an account by Lucky Mulusa

The following images of violence in the just ended Mukaika by-elections which has been scooped by MMD were sent to us with an account by Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Lucky Mulusa before he was allegedly abducted by suspected PF thugs.

Former president Rupiah Banda’s son Andrew was also allegedly attacked and taken to the Police where he was reported that he assaulted some PF cadres. The Police could not question Andrew as he was injured but instead gave him a medical report to go to the hospital. He was later evacuated by Katete.

Here is Mulusa’s account: It is 15:15 and we have monitored elections in five polling stations assigned to our team.

The voting pattern seems to indicate that we might achieve a 40 per cent voter turnout which is very good for a by election. Apart from last night’s attacks on Jeremiah Ndlovu and Mike Phiri (both MMD members), by the PF members (Mike Phiri is the immediate elder brother to David Phiri), elections are progressing smoothly.

We came across the team that assaulted the two MMD members but the encounter ended in an exercise of assessing each team’s strength. Below are pictures of Mike and Jeremiah as they lay injured in Hospital this morning Mike is the one on the bed.

David

Mike

What is shocking is that Mike was abducted and taken to his father’s house where his young brother, David Phiri supervised his elder brother’s assault.

The crime committed by the elder brother is that he is an MMD member while David has crossed over.

Mukaika violenceStrange! Can you imagine David ending up in jail for this kind of conduct! Either way, this being not a failed state, David one day, will account for his deeds.