A 38 year old man of Sakambunda village in Chiyeke died on the spot after he jumped off a moving truck that was ferrying UPND supporters from a rally which was held at Moses Luneta grounds in Chavuma district.
North Western Province commissioner of Police Luckson Sakala confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Sunday Kasoka.
Mr Sakala said Mr Kasoka jumped off a Benz truck registration number ABT 9872 which was being driven by Benjamin Sakandula,27 , of Zambezi district who was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.
Mr. Sakala said the incident occurred between 16:00 and 17:50 hrs in Chiyeke and Kasoka sustained a suspected fractured skull and bled heavily from the mouth.
The deceased’s body has since been deposited in Chavuma Mission Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.
Meanwhile UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has promised the people Kabompo to revamp the defunct North Western Bee company if the his party formed government after August 11.
Addressing a rally at Kaunda Square, Mr Hichilema said the Kabompo-based company did not only produce honey products of international standard but also provided employment to the local people hence the need to reopen it.
He said Kabompo was not only reach in natural honey but also in other natural resources such as timber which if well enhanced could provide employment to the local people and revenue for the nation.
The UPND leader has also promised to the people in Kabompo to revamp the agriculture sector by giving farmers enough farming inputs so that they increased on their production which would in turn result in the reduction of mealie meal price.
He also said the UPND was the only visionary party which could deliver development to the expectation of the Zambian people.
“I am offering myself and the entire UPND to you the people of Kabompo so that we develop this country,” he said.
He also appealed to the electorates to vote for the UPND candidates at all levels so that when his party formed government after 11 August development could be fostered in the area.
And addressing a rally in Mufumbwe, Mr Hichilema promised to reinstate fired civil servants.