Kabwe taxi drivers and police battles in pictures
Police in Kabwe last week fought running battle with taxi drivers resulting in at least one recorded death of an innocent woman. Two weeks earlier the drivers were given a fourteen days ultimatum to leave the stations or face the wrath of the law.
On Thursday, over 500 taxi drivers went to seek audience of Kabwe District Commissioner Patrick chishala. They taxi drivers asked Chisala why the government wants to chase them when street vendor were operating on the same streets and that there are no other job opportunities created by the PF government.
That was a day after president announced that his regime had created 190,000 jobs. However the youth who brought him to power have passed a vote of no confidence in PF government.
“Mr. Sata is seating on the time bomb’, he is a lier, and KK who had a full cabinet was kicked out of power. For him it won’t be difficult. He will pay back…” one youth told Chisala to his face.
The photos here show what happened after the DC refused to listen to taxi drivers. Plain clothes police officers mainly from the OP were called in to handle the situation but the result was the disaster. See the photo where taxi drivers are taking their revenge and frustration on one plain police e officer. We are told this officer is battling for his life in hospital.