Kasempa district council deputy secretary Dominic Makisa has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm by Zambia Police for physically attacking K FM station manager, Nyambe Muyumbana in Kasempa.
In an interview with MISA Zambia, Muyumbana confirmed that Makisa was arrested yesterday, and was later put on police bond.
Muyumbana told MISA Zambia that the district council secretary stoned him last Saturday, 15 February, 2014 following a story carried on K FM which alleged that the district council deputy secretary had teamed up with a senior government official in Kasempa to reverse the K70 thousand Community Development Fund allocated to K FM Community Radio Station.
“Makisa was tipped of my whereabouts and he followed me. When he arrived, he slapped me. Onlookers tried to restrain him but he over powered them and chased me, stoning me from behind,” said Muyumbana.
The K FM Station Manager added that much to his disbelief, the senior government official aiding Makisa had instructed Mukinge Mission Hospital senior officials not to give him a medical report, saying that the medical report would only be available the following Monday (17 February).
“I had to travel from Kasempa district to Solwezi district in order to get a medical report. Mukinge Mission Hospital refused to give me any further treatment apart from a few pain killers,” he said.
Muyumbana’s medical report has since been signed by doctors at Solwezi General Hospital.
Makisa has since been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and the hearing will take place on Friday 21, February in Kasempa’s magistrate court.