Several bus drivers beaten by PF cadres at Lumumba Bus Station

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The directive by President Edgar Lungu to have PF cadres stop collecting money illegally from bus drivers and marketeers has continued to be blatantly disregarded by the cadres.

Phoenix News reports that about 10 bus drivers operating from Lumumba bus station in Lusaka were this morning beaten by suspected PF cadres for attempting to stage a peaceful protest against the continued illegal collection of money from them by the said cadres.

The 10 who were expected to lead other affected drivers to a peaceful protest were discovered by the cadres who have an office within Lumumba bus station.

Upon being discovered, the drivers were dragged and bundled into the office belonging to the cadres before police officers from Lusaka Central Police arrived at the bus station to rescue them.

The beaten drivers and the cadres were taken to Lusaka central police where a Phoenix News crew followed and expected to find the cadres locked up in police cells, but surprisingly found the cadres and the victims in a closed door meeting with the police mediating the discussion.

The bus drivers are charged K50 per trip in the bus station and on average they pay k150 daily as narrated by one of the drivers.

So far no arrests have been made and when contacted on the matter, Lusaka Province police commissioner Nelson Phiri said he was not yet aware of what transpired.

PHOENIX NEWS

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2 Responses to Several bus drivers beaten by PF cadres at Lumumba Bus Station

  1. There’s always the beginning and the end as days are numbered.

    Nathan Ilunga
    November 20, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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  2. Those are the same guys who vote for pf , please notorious cadres beat those useless drives,so that next time they can vote wisely.wake up !!

    Harrykalaba
    November 21, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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