Suspected PF cadres in Chipata in Eastern Province today allegedly attacked Rainbow Party President Wynter Kabimba while featuring on a live Breeze FM radio programme.
And the opposition political party has accused Chipangali MMD Member of Parliament Vincent Mwale, who is also Sports Minister, of organizing the cadres to attack Mr. Kabimba.
Rainbow Party Spokesperson Goodson Banda has confirmed the development to QFM News via telephone that Mr. Kabimba was just whisked out of the studios when the PF cadres stormed Breeze FM studios shortly after the program started.
Mr. Banda alleges that one cadre who was leading the group was earlier seen with Mr. Mwale and that he was given some money to organize other cadres to disrupt Mr. Kabimba from featuring on the program.
He says the same cadres followed the Rainbow Party leader when he featured on the news makers’ forum of the Press Freedom Committee when he was presenting a paper on the Rainbow Party’s policy on agriculture in Chipata district but that the youths prevented them from going further.
Mr. Banda says his party always distances itself from acts of violence saying they are not like the UPND and PF who like violence.