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Violence erupts in Kitwe

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Chimwemwe residents stone UPND Members

Chimwemwe residents stone UPND Members

Violence erupted in Kitwe’s Chimwemwe Township Wednesday afternoon when Residents suspected to be supporters of the ruling party – PF stoned UPND members.

The UPND Members were spotted mobilising in the township. The residents then started throwing stones (See photo) at them, an eye witness told Zambian Eye.

The live radio programme featuring UPND president had to be pre-recorded for fear of violence.

A source has told Zambian Eye that the PF Cadres had planned to disrupt Hichilema’s programme at Kitwe’s Ichengelo radio station.

Hichilema has defied the government directive not to campaign on the Copperbelt province as the situation is volatile following hundreds of job losses.

The UPND leader is in the province mobilising support ahead of 2016 elections which is a must win for him after having made four unsuccessful attempts.

The Police could not be reached for a comment.


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