PF Cadres Allegedly Kidnap UPND Candidate’s Cousin in Mangango

By IAfrica
In Zambia
Aug 18th, 2014

After several days of relatively peaceful election campaigning in Mangango, today chaos and confusion unraveled as a group of some 120 Patriotic Front (PF) youth cadres allegedly attacked and then abducted the cousin of Mr. Goodwin Putu, the parliamentary candidate standing on the United Party for National Development (UPND) ticket.

According to an eyewitness report in Mangango, the group of cadres is being led by Judge Ngoma, who serves as President Michael Sata’s personal bodyguard and who has previously been convicted on assault charges. Ngoma is also working with Obvious Mwaliteta and Michael Hova Chirwa (an officer of the intelligence wings) under the orders of Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba, the source says.

“Chirwa and Ngoma have given police uniforms and guns to about 56 PF thugs to intimidate the people of Mangango as the go to the polls tomorrow, and have organised for the cousin of Mr. Putu to be kidnapped,” the source says.

Further details shall be published as information becomes available.

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