President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade was involved in an accident on Friday morning.
A Police outrider (sweeper) suffered injuries when he fell off his motorbike in Livingstone.
Amos Chanda, the Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations to President Lungu, said “I can confirm that a police rider, who was the lead sweeper of the presidential convoy heading to the airport, collided with a police vehicle that was returning from the airport. The car is the official vehicle for Southern Province Commissioner of Police Bonnie Kapeso who had been dropped off at the airport since he was in the advance party that left for Sinazongwe earlier. The driver of the vehicle seemed to have failed to observe the rider resulting into this accident. The rider got off the damaged bike and sat by the roadside to wait for the medics to assess him whilst the driver of the vehicle managed to stop and park his car safely.” he said.
President Edgar Lungu’s main presidential motorcade drove past shortly after the accident.
The accident is the second involving President Lungu’s motorcade in a month.