Livingstone mayor lodges complaint against female cadre

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LIVINGSTONE mayor Aggrey Njekwa has lodged a formal complaint against an unidentified female United Party for National Development (UPND) cadre who allegedly punched him a day after independence celebrations.
Mr Njekwa, who is UPND Lizuma ward councillor, was last week reported to have been assaulted by a cadre who rebuked him for participating in the country’s 49th Independence Day celebrations.
Southern Province commissioner of police Charity Katanga confirmed yesterday that Mr Njekwa reported the alleged assault to Libuyu police on Friday.
Mrs Katanga said the mayor was allegedly punched by the unidentified UPND cadre at Libuyu Hall.
“Fists were used in the act and the mayor suffered a painful right shoulder.
“Aggrey Njekwa, of house number DNB 32 Dambwa North, the mayor of Livingstone, reported that he was assaulted by a female cadre from Lusaka…her names are not known.
“The incident occurred on October 25, 2013 at 14:35hours at Libuyu Hall…but the matter was only reported on October 28, 2013 at 15:20 hours,” Mrs Katanga said.
The police chief said no arrests have been made.