Thursday, June 07, 2012
TIME PUBLISHED - Thursday, June 7, 2012, 1:29 pm
The opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has joined in condemning the brutality of the police on the UPND cadres. MMD Treasurer Mwansa Mbulakulima says the behavior exhibited by Lusaka province commissioner of police Charity Katanga only shows that she has turned herself into a PF cadre.
Mr. Mbulakulima has warned Ms. Katanga to be careful with how she conducts herself during operations stating that she might be currently pleasing her masters and making a name for herself but risks making history by being the first Zambian to stand before the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Speaking at a media briefing this morning, Mr. Mbulakulima says Ms Katanga, as a woman, should have been more systematic in handling the UPND youths who were trying to protest.
He says Ms Katanga, being a professional she is known to be, must have used the professional methods of crowd control instead of declaring war on the youths who are Zambian citizens.
Mr. Mbulakulima has since challenged the Lusaka province police commissioner to clearly state what she meant when she stated that what happened yesterday was just the beginning of things to come.
Meanwhile, MMD National Secretary Richard Kachingwe says people sowing the seed of division in the party are wasting their time.
Major Kachingwe says no top member of the party is intending to leave the party, contrary to some media reports.
He says reports that the party’s national executive committee is intending to expel its NEC member Felix Mutati, are misplaced.
Major Kachingwe adds that Mr. Mutati still remains the leader of the opposition in parliament.
And Major Kachingwe has announced that the party has given a general amnesty to all members who were either expelled or willingly left the party.
He has also appealed to silent members of the party such as former district commissioners and former ambassadors who had their contracts terminate with the coming of the PF into government to re-join the party.