According to an MPLA source, the two leaders of the Association of United and Solidarity Youths (AJUS) will be heard, which mobilized around 14,000 bikers to support João Lourenço, on the same day that he spoke at a mega-rally, marking the start of the campaign. electoral roll for the elections of 24 August 2022.
On that day, thousands of young motorcyclists circulated around the island of Luanda, where at least one vehicle was set on fire, and in the vicinity of Cidade Alta, next to the Palace of Justice, to express their revolt for allegedly not having received the payment that had been made to them. promised to participate in the march.
In videos shared on social media, enraged bikers can be seen burning propaganda material with the effigy of João Lourenço, as well as soldiers firing shots near the Palace of Justice.
An AJUS official interviewed by Lusa, Wankana Oliveira, guaranteed that, despite the number of participants having been much higher than expectations, everyone received the promised "gratification".
However, four days after the incidents, the authorities and the MPLA remain silent, the party in which the AJUS leaders are active, who attribute the disturbances to "infiltrators".
The police continue without commenting on the occurrence, despite several attempts made by Lusa in this regard.
A MPLA source added, however, that the Criminal Investigation Service is investigating the incidents and has already heard from AJUS leaders.
On social media, there are reports that point to three dead and an undetermined number of injured and detained that the police do not confirm or deny, choosing not to answer the questions.
The MPLA has reacted in the same way and has not yet officially commented on the matter.
Lusa questioned the spokesman and information secretary of the MPLA Political Bureau, Rui Falcão, about the party's involvement in the march, as well as a possible suspension of the two militants, reported by the Club K portal, without receiving a response.
He also contacted the provincial secretary of the MPLA in Luanda, Bento Bento, to obtain clarifications, but he did not answer the calls or respond to the messages.