Police Summon Vernon Mwaanga
Zambia Police in Lusaka have summoned veteran Politician Vernon ‘Rigger man’ Mwaanga over allegations that he urged opposition parties to be on the lookout for possible rigging of the August 11th general elections.
Dr. Mwaanga confirmed in an interview that four police officers visited him at his residence at around 6:03 PM on Wednesday who brought a ‘call out’.
He made mention that the said officers requested that he reports himself to the police on Thursday but he informed them that he preferred Friday to allow him time to meet with his lawyers.
“At 6:03 hrs last evening, 13th January, 2016, I was visited at my house No 6741 Akashambatwa Road, Olympia Extension by 4 police officers in plain clothes from the Zambia Police Service, Lusaka District Criminal Investigation Division, led by Senior Supt Chiwala Choongo, who brought a ‘call out’ for me to report to the District Criminal Investigation Officer, on 14 January at 14 hrs for an ‘interview’ but I told them that I preferred Friday at 9 AM because I need to find lawyers to escort me,” Dr Mwaanga said.
It is reported that pro government figures such as Bowman and political comic Cosmo Mumba have petitioned the Zambia Police Service demanding that Dr. Mwaanga is arrested for allegedly insinuating that the 2016 polls might be rigged.