…says it is the people of Zambia versus PF
2021 must and should be a year of change and I believe that every Zambian who has been observing how this country has been run-down by the PF can now agree that this is time for change, says UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema.
And Hichilema has pledged the restoration of the rule of law after assuming public office next year as the foundation and anchor of his leadership.
In a summary reflection for the year 2020 during a Press Briefing at his News Kasama residence this morning, Mr Hichilema noted that the ruling PF needed to be shown the exit door for pitying themselves against Zambians.
He described the events of Wednesday 23rd, 2020 in which Nsama Nsama, a State Prosecutor and Joseph Kaunda, a UPND member were gruesomely murdered by Police as a dark day for Zambia which amounted to state terrorism.
“Last Wednesday is a dark day for Zambia. Two innocent lives were lost through Police brutality on that black Wednesday. If you were doubting, last Wednesday has the answers-you have a killing machine at State House,” said Mr Hichilema.
He said removing Police Deputy IG for Operations, Bonnie Kapeso during Wednesday’s shooting was not a solution to ending police brutality.
“The Government must institute an independent commission of inquiry into what happened last Wednesday. What was communicated to the public last . The removal of Bonnie Kapeso is not enough. You can’t use the police to investigate themselves because they were the ones who were responsible for shooting the two innocent citizens. Kanganja and Kampyongo must go they are the ones who were responsible for police behaviour that day.
He has also demanded for fundamental changes and reforms in the Police system and for the strengthening of the internal investigative wing of the Police.
He said the killing of innocent citizens; job creation; and ending the subjective suffering of Zambians to a harsh economic life; pilferage of medicines at health posts and restoring the rule of law will be his number one priority once he assumes public office next year.
He has also advised the people of Zambia to take the COVID-19 seriously, saying the new wave of the mutant strain is more infectious and deadly than the first one.
He wondered why the PF has continued to buy armoured police vehicles to “continue killing citizens” when the country was grappling with containing the novel coronavirus.
“You are on your own because you have a government that doesn’t care about your wellbeing. [Therefore], continue masking; continue observing social distancing. Avoid crowded places,” he advised.
UPND MEDIA TEAM