Guy Scott says HH Fanning Violence
With the heat of the election in Mangango reaching fever pitch, Vice President Guy Scott held a press briefing in the area accusing opposition United Party for National Development President Hakainde Hichilema of fanning violence in the area.
But the UPND has denied the allegations saying the police had been working very hard to disrupt the opposition party’s meetings.
Scott, who has been a busy body since President Michael Sata receded into hibernation under the strain of illness two months ago, accused the UPND of ferrying nine dangerous persons from Lusaka.
He said the UPND was responsible for the tense atmosphere in Mangango constituency.
And campaign chairperson Obvious Mwaliteta alleged that the PF had opened 10 dockets against the UPND in Mangango over violence.
However, the UPND said the police were aware of the real perpetrators of violence in Mangango but were turning a blind eye since it involved ruling party cadres.
Hichilema said the police were disrupting the UPND from holding meetings in some areas despite giving the ruling party free rein.
The people of Mangango will on August 19 hold elections to elect a new Member of Parliament following the nullification of the seat formerly held by MMD’s Taundi Chiseke by the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile the ballot papers for the August 19 by-election have arrived in Mangango constituency.
Mangango has about 17, 400 voters spread across seven wards and 33 polling stations.