Road workers assault motorist

A motorist was on Tuesday afternoon assaulted by workers of a road contractor working on Nationalist Way in Parklands residential area of Kitwe when Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Howard Sikwela toured the locality to check on the road works.

Mr Michael Mulenga who earlier reported the matter to Kitwe Central Hospital (KCH) Police Post  complained to the Permanent Secretary over the brutality he had gone through at the hands of road workers.

He explained that he was beaten when tried to save his former boss whom he found being beaten by the same workers.

Mr Mulenga suffered multiple cuts on his face and head which was covered in bandages.

“I found my boss being beaten by some workers of the road contracting company and when I tried to intervene, they descended on me, beating me with punches and objects like rakes.

“They were in the company of Chinese and soon they started t banging on my car,” Mr Mulenga said.

Mr Sikwela sympathized with Mr Mulenga and said such kind of behaviour should not be tolerated.

He directed the council to ensure that the matter was followed up so that the workers who were involved in the beating up of Mr Mulenga faced the wrath of the law.

“This is very bad, how can you batter a person like this. We should not allow this brutality in our country. The council, Mr Town Clerk, make sure you follow up this issue,” Mr Sikwela said.