_…The people of Buntungwa are not for sale to the highest bidder and they are resolved to vote for Socialist Party candidate , Andrew Zulu says the party’s Copperbelt Province spokesperson, Reagan Kanshinga_

*WEDNESDAY , FEBRUARY 28, 2024* – SOCIALIST Party (SP) Copperbelt Province spokesperson , Reagan Kashinga has charged that the UPND cadres that the ruling party ferried into Mufulira’s Buntungwa ward have allegedly resorted to perpetrating violence in the campaigns ahead of forthcoming ward by-election scheduled for March 1, 2024.

Mr Kashinga, who is the campaign manager for Socialist Party candidate , Andrew Zulu, has also said Minister of Transport and Logistics, Frank Tayali and his Copperbelt counterpart, Elisha Matambo have camped in Buntungwa ward and are allegedly engaged in vote buying .

“What has compelled me to do this is the violence that the UPND has resorted to and it is something that we cannot accept as political players because we believe that the environment is not conducive for anyone of us.

“UPND has resorted to violence , they have brought a lot of thugs, they have imported thugs from different districts of this country who are being led by the UPND Mufulira district chairperson, Taurai Zinka and we cannot allow that to continue happening,” Mr Kashinga said.

He charged that Mr Tayali and Mr Matambo were allegedly giving out K100 notes to voters and distributing cooking oil and mealie-meal to entice them into voting for the ruling party’s candidate.

Mr Kashinga said the people of Buntungwa are not for sale to the highest bidder and are resolved to vote for Mr Zulu in the forthcoming ward by-election.

This is contained in a statement issued by SP Director Media Brian Hapunda.

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