Opposition People’s Party (PP) Publicity Secretary Ken Msonda on Monday evening exchanged brawls with a truck driver identified as George Kanyenda leaving them with serious injuries.
Blantyre Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Divala confirmed of the development in an in interview with the press.
According to Divala, the two started fighting over the wrongly parked vehicle by Kanyenda.
Kanyenda is said to have packed a 40 tonne truck on a road to Msonda’s house which angered him as the driver was nowhere to be seen.
Divala said during the scuffle, Msonda is suspected to have injured the truck driver’s head and arm with a panga knife while the truck driver did the same using a bottle.
Later, Msonda rushed to Lunzu Police Station to report the matter and Kanyenda followed him. After seeing Msonda, the driver hit him with bottle.
“When Msonda went to talk to him again, it is alleged that the truck driver poured some beer on Msonda. After that it is reported that Msonda went back to where he had parked his vehicle to take a panga knife which he used to hit the driver on the forehead and the arm. Thereafter, they both rushed to police,” Divala said.
Divala said both Msonda and Kanyenda were summoned to appear before South Lunzu Police Station for statements recording on Tuesday but the truck driver did not go.
Meanwhile the two will be charged with fighting at a public place contrary to Section 84 of the penal code.