In an interview Banda who was admitted to St Francis Mission Hospital in Katete said he was attacked by a group of ten people who were using unregistered white Land Cruiser.
He said the attackers forced him to lie down and hit him with bottles and pointed a pistol and knives on his neck.
Banda said his cousin Ousman Maumba was also attacked by the same people.
He said he had reported the matter to the Eastern Province police commissioner’s office because Petauke police were not acting on his report.
Banda said he knew two people from the group that attacked him.
He has accused his political opponents of engineering attacks on him to weaken his resolve in campaigning for the July 26 elections.
Eastern Province police commissioner Luckson Sakala confirmed having received a report from Banda adding that police are investigating the matter.