MMD Provincial chairperson arrested for assault

Movement for Multi-Party Democracy MMD Provincial Chairperson, Jacob Mwanza and Chipata District Treasurer, Christopher Zulu were detained at Chipata Central Police Station for allegedly assaulting MMD Provincial Information and Publicity Secretary, Zephenia Kaleya.

A check by Breeze News at Chipata Central Police Station around 16 hours yesterday found Mr. Mwanza and Mr. Zulu being led to a police cell.

And Mr. Kaleya narrated to Breeze News that Mr. Mwanza and Mr. Zulu attacked him on Friday along airport road for unknown reasons.

He says the two MMD officials stopped his vehicle as he was escorting Sisinje Ward councillor, Samuel Lugomo Phiri to Chipata Central Hospital.

Mr. Kaleya says Mr. Mwanza and Mr. Zulu with other MMD members dragged him out of the vehicle and started beating him up.

He says he managed to escape back to the vehicle and rushed to Chipata Central Police Station to report the matter and was given a medical form.

But when contacted for a comment, Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Alex Chilufya said that he had not yet received a report on the matter.

Mr. Chilufya said that he will be able to comment on the incident today after receiving an official report from his officers.

By about 19 hours, Mr Mwanza and Mr Zulu were reported to have been released on police bond.

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