PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu’s political advisor Kaizar Zulu yesterday caused a road traffic accident in Lusaka’s Ibex Hill area before plunging his Toyota Land Cruiser into a drainage.
And owner of the other vehicle that Zulu bashed wondered what kind of a political advisor President Edgar Lungu has.
Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo said Zulu caused the accident as he was “overtaking improperly hence hitting into a Toyota Hiace which was turning right and the Land Cruiser fell in a drainage.”
No person was injured from the accident and police called it a “damages only Road Traffic Accident.”
Following the accident, Zulu is said to have beaten up the the driver of the Toyota Hiace but Katongo said police had not yet received a report of assault from the victim.
“We have not yet received any official report of assault from the driver of the Toyota Hiace as he is reported to be at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital for medication,” she said.
Katongo said police would charge Zulu with careless driving.
She explained that the accident happened around 07:00 hours on 1st street road in Ibex and also involved was Denis Musopelo Musopelo of Mtendere East aged 35 who was driving a Toyota Hiace registration BAF 9274 “who’s damages are right front door and right slide door.”
“Also involved was Kaizar Zulu of Ibex Hill who was driving a motor Vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser registration number AJD 8961. The accident happened when the driver of the Toyota Land Cruiser was over taking improperly hence hit into a Toyota Hiace which was turning right and the Land Cruiser fell in a drainage,” explained Katongo.
John Kapalu, the proprietor of Lindhurst School in Ibex Hill, says he is saddened by Zulu’s behaviour.
Kapalu said he was disappointed with the behaviour of the president’s advisor who instead of expressing remorse vented his anger, ruffing up his driver.
“I wanted to narrate to you what happened this morning; our driver who drives our school bus for Lindhurst School went into ZAF to pick up the kids to bring them to the school. On the way, he was involved in an accident with the political advisor to the President, Mr. Kaizar Zulu, and from what we gathered, Mr Kaizar Zulu was the one who was in the wrong,” Kapalu said.
“But instead of the political advisor being remorseful, he decide to now call upon all his cadres, bundled our driver and started beating him up. All this happened in Ibex. Anybody who tried to reason with him, he started brandishing his gun, pointing it at different people, including in full view of the pupils.”
Kapalu added that: “I think this is not right mdala, no one can accept such behaviour in society. We all have guns, what the political advisor should have done was to be remorseful. Those are school going children, he should have even taken them to the clinic but he decided not to do so whatsoever. What kind of behaviour does he have honestly speaking? What kind of a political advisor is he to the president? Should we be living in fear just because of Kaizar Zulu?”
Kapalu added that he was beaten by ‘Zulu’s cadres’.
“I went at the accident scene and I too was bundled by his cadres. He told me openly to say ‘tawanjishiba bwino bwino kuti nakuponona ine’. Should I be scared honestly? I never got a loan from the bank to do all which am doing and I never got anything from the government. It is through my initiative that I have started this business and why should people from higher offices come and kill my business, which I have developed personally? It is not good mdala and I am not happy about it,” said Kapalu.
Recently, Zulu was involved in an accident at Munali roundabout that left his government vehicle destroyed.
Zulu is currently in court for assault and abduction. Zulu has always been caught in violence scenes.
He once threatened to shoot Enoch Kavindele’s son, Kavindele Junior at Chrismar Hotel, threatened a CAF official and beat up a female police officer. He also slapped a woman at a refueling station and threatened to shoot her.