The United Party for National Development (UPND) has said that it will defy the Zambia Police warning against holding a peaceful demonstration to demand for the resignation of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito.
Speaking in an interview with Q-FM news, party spokesperson Charles Kakoma said for as long as Mr. Nchito is still occupying the office of DPP, the planned peaceful demonstration will go ahead.
Mr. Kakoma pointed out that in democratic dispensation like Zambia, people have freedom of assembly and that no one should infringe upon this constitutional right.
Lusaka province police commissioner Charity Katanga has warned the UPND against holding the demonstration as doing so will be at their own peril.
And Mr. Kakoma has expressed worry at the level of witch-hunting on officials who served in the previous government.
Mr. Kakoma said that there is need to allow law enforcement agencies to carry out investigations professionally without political interference.