PF leaders in court over UPND

These constables think that they can be above us - PF cadre
These constables think that they can be above us - PF cadre - Image Credit - The Post

The case in which two Patriotic Front Copperbelt leaders are accused of disrupting a meeting for opposition United Party National Development -UPND- has been adjourned to August 8, 2015.

The two are PF Acting Provincial Chairman Steven Kainga who is facing one count of obstructing police and Vice Youth Provincial Secretary Stanley Chandindi who is charged with one count of illegal possession of a fire army.



The case, which came up for trial on Monday under Magistrate Ekechukwu Eduma was adjourned after the Defence lawyer, applied for more time to study the matter.

In July,UPND and Patriotic Front-PF cadres clashed in Kitwe’s Chachacha Township near the UPND secretariat where its leader Hakainde Hichilema was meeting some provincial party officials.



Mr. Hichilema was in Kitwe to address a UPND provincial conference at the Kitwe Show Grounds.

UPND Deputy Information and Publicity Secretary Lawrence Mwanza told journalist that cadres from the opposition where provoked by the PF youths who went to disrupt their function at the secretariat by throwing stones and other objects.



But PF Copperbelt Youth Chairman Nathan Chanda refuted the UPND claim saying no party youth was involved in the reported fracas blaming the incident on members of the public.

In other development, Some Patriotic Front-PF members in Livingstone have embarked on a project of cleaning markets in Livingstone.



Over the weekend, PF members of Dr. Mubitana Ward, cleaned Chandamali market.

The Livingstone Constituency PF leadership says the exercise will be extended to all the 17 wards of Livingstone.