If only HH had shown leadership to
stop cadres from protesting
against the cancellation of their
rally, Mapenzi would have not
I almost put the pictures taken in
the mortuary of Mapenzi Chibulo
here but I will not do that,
however, I want to put it
categorically that HH should bear
responsibility of the death of this
I hope next time HH will use his
children to protest.
Here is what we got out of our
inquiries relating to the death of
Last week the police were under
pressure to curb spate of political
violence that had been occurring in
various compounds of Lusaka.
On Wednesday 6th July 2016, the
police were confronted with a
violent attack of people coming
from a wedding in Lusaka West.
The innocent citizens were
attacked by suspected PF cadres
who thought, the people in a
convoy, were coming from a UPND
meeting. The suspected PF cadres
involved were arrested and are still
On Thursday 7th July 2016, there
was another battle where the PF
vehicle was attacked by suspected
UPND cadres. The vehicle was
seriously damaged and it is still in
police custody. Apparently no
arrests were made relating to this
incidence because the suspected
UPND cadres are on the run.
On the same Thursday night, some
suspected PF cadres were cornered
in a vehicle with violent material
and they were arrested. It is
believed that, the PF cadres have
been desiring to revenge on the
UPND for the attacks they faced in
There was another political
violence in Chawama on the same
Thursday when suspected PF
cadres wanted to beat up UPND
Chawama Parliamentary candidate
in a suspected retaliation of the PF
cadres who were beaten in Mongu
when the President was there.
According to our sources, the
Police are able to curtail the
political violence planned by the
PF because there seem to be
cadres who are more reasonable to
tip the police before the violent
schemes are hatched.
It is believed that, this is due to
the resolution and command
issued by President Lungu which
has made some cadres to know
that, their President will not side
The Police received information of
the desire by some PF cadres to
ambush the UPND at the rally on
Friday to avenge for the violent
attack on their colleagues in
Kanyama and Mongu.
This intelligence information
supported by the previous violent
acts in Lusaka made the police
cancel the permit that was earlier
given to the UPND to hold a rally
on Friday 8th July 2016.
The UPND were informed of the
cancelation of their rally citing
security concerns on same Friday.
Unfortunately, the UPND refused to
obey the order to cancel the rally
accusing the Police of intimidation
and frustrating their campaigns in
favor of the ruling PF.
The UPND mobilized themselves at
their secretariat and bundled
themselves in minibuses and
trucks and headed to Chawama
taking over all the roads as they
passed enroute to the venue of
The UPND were intercepted and
urged to disperse by the police but
they insisted to go to their
destination and hold a rally as
earlier planned. A confrontation
ensued, teargases were spread and
rubber bullets were fired.
Unfortunately, a female cadre was
shot with a live bullet which the
Police have denied to have fired.
The police command insists that,
they did not authorize any of the
officers to use live bullets though
some officers had live bullets.
The Police also revealed to us that,
some cadres had ammunitions
which were recovered from them as
they arrested them.
Late MapenziThe death of this lady
has thus become a subject of
investigation to establish who
could have shot her. To this effect,
we demand that, a full
investigation, including ballistic
analysis, be carried out and the
report must be made public. At the
moment it is difficult to tell for
sure that the lady was shot by the
After the incidence, a number of
people sustained injuries and
wounds, especially by the rubber
bullets which were shot at close
range. Some of the injured were
taken to the hospital by either the
police or their fellow cadres.
President Hikainde Hichilema,
visited some of the patients at
University Teaching Hospital (UTH)
were he encountered some police
officers who had taken the
suspects for treatment. Mr.
Hichilema verbally abused a police
senior police officer at UTH.