HH attacked, seeks refuge at Kasama Police

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PF Cadres youth Day Boostele   photo
PF Cadres youth Day Boostele photo

United Party for National Development (UPND) Leader Hakainde Hichilema was yesterday made to seek refuge at Kasama Police station in Northern Province for several hours after being attacked by Patriotic Front cadres.

Speaking to Qfm News from Kasama Police Station, Mr Hichilema narrated how he together with other UPND members in his entourage were wiped by PF cadres on their way to pay homage to Paramount Chief Chitimukulu.

Mr Hichilema says he flew into Kasama this Wednesday morning around 10:00 hours before proceeding to a lodge, after which he decided to go and visit the Paramount Chief and on the way over twenty vehicles with PF cadres followed his convoy and the cadres descended on them using every weapon they had in their hands injuring them in the process.

Mr. Hichilema says even after running to the Police station the cadres followed them up and that Police could not arrest any of the cadres who were waiting for them outside as they sought refuge in the Police station.

Mr. Hichilema says the incident is an indication of the breakdown of law and order in the country were Police are unable to stop PF cadres from brutalizing opposition members fearing for their jobs.

He has accused President Michael Sata of perpetrating dictatorship in the country by intimidating the opposition.

The UPND leader however says the incident in Kasama yesterday will not break his spirit in anyway.

Mr Hichilema says the UPND will continue with its mobilization campaign.

He has since maintained that the ruling party is abusing the public order Act.

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