ZAMBIA: PF, police traumatising citizens – Muzungu

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By Bright Chikele:

UPND chairperson for international relations Muzungu says the Patriotic Front and police are working together to traumatise citizens over their wish to change government.
And Muzungu says the Church should come out strongly against the PF as the aggressor of the political violence recently witnessed in the country.
He said it was apparent that next month’s election would not be free and fair as the PF had manipulated the public order Act to constrain the operations of opposition political parties.
“The people have decided, the UPND and Hakainde Hichilema must rule over Zambia. That decision will be implemented in a few weeks’ time. And they must be allowed because that decision is constitutional. The PF and police are working together to traumatise the people of Zambia,” Muzungu said.
He said the Church should condemn the PF as the aggressor.
“If you are a genuine observer of what is happening in this country, you will not fail to know that the PF is the aggressor. Those people who call themselves Christians; the bishops, the pastors, the reverends…we now are tending to think that we do not have them. Because if we had them, why this hypocrisy? This is where the people are missing the point without hitting the nail on the head. They can see the aggressor; they keep quiet. The Church must come out and condemn the PF in the strongest terms possible,” Muzungu said.
He said the country’s democracy was in the intensive care unit because of President Edgar Lungu’s dictatorial rule.
Muzungu said the PF’s intolerance, corruption and violence were more than what the country experienced during the one-party state.
He said the UPND had officially communicated to the international community about the PF’s conduct.
“They represent countries that are democracies and when they see a democratic system in trouble such as our democracy – it is in the intensive care unit of the hospital because somebody is bent on introducing dictatorship – they get concerned. Not even in one-party state did we have the party in power being so harsh against the opposition. Once the people have decided to effect change of government, they must be free to do so,” said Muzungu.
“And the UPND owes The Post, other private and social media for carrying the party’s messages to the people because otherwise, it would have appeared as though there was no opposition in the country because the PF is using the public media exclusively.”

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