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Police pick up Chilanga MP, his girlfriend over shooting of guard

Chilanga UPND member of parliament Keith Mukata has been arrested by police in connection with the shooting of his security guard in the early hours of today.
It is alleged that Mukata picked up a quarrel with his girlfriend identified as Charmaine, who has also been detained.
Mukata allegedly threatened violence against his girlfriend using his pistol, but ended up shooting his security guard who tried to intervene.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo could not confirm the arrests and shooting but promised to issue a statement later.
And other police sources say Mukata’s law firm was attacked by unknown people who shot the guard.

This matter is a complicated one. There are so many forces at play. Remember Mukata was the only MP who remained in parliament when his colleagues stayed away from HE’s (Edgar Lungu’s) state of the nation address. He was being pressured to denounce UPND after that, but he refused. So people within PF have not been happy with him,

said sources.

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