On 29th January 2022, Socialist Party President, Dr. Fred M’membe posted an article that claimed that a Socialist Party candidate in the Kabwata Constituency by-elections, Mr. N’gandu Tripher, was attacked and injured with some members of his campaign team in an act of political violence in Lilayi area of Kamulanga Ward by UPND members. In the article, Dr. M’membe alleged that according to the prescribed timetable by the Election Commission of Zambia, it was the SP’s day to campaign in Lilayi area of Kamulanga. Dr. M’membe further alleged that this was not the first time the party was a victim of political violence as such as acts of attacks on the SP have been previously recorded in Kaumbwe, Mwansabombwe and Milenge. The alleged incident of political violence happened when the UPND party members clashed with the SP camp during a tour of Lilayi market by the Republican Vice President, Mutale Nalumango.
Evidence and References
- : Attached images of Police medical report and body harm on SP Party member.
- : Medical report of an attacked Socialist Party member.
- : Diamond TV Live video of the Socialist Party cadre attacked in Kabwata.
- : Electoral Commission of Zambia Kabwata National Assembly by-election revised campaign timetable.