Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is shocked with actions by the Zambia Police Force to look for MMD’s Muhabi Lungu with a view to arrest him for holding a private meeting at his residence with the other faction of the party.
YALI Governance Advisor Issac Mwanza says to term the meeting held by Muhabi Lungu and his friends as illegal by the Police is once again calling citizens to question the professional conduct by the police and whether citizens are free to do private meetings in their homes to discuss problems at their work places.
Mr. Mwanza says should Mr. Lungu and any of his colleagues be arrested it will be in contravention of the constitutional rights to meet in the privacy of their homes to discuss matters that affect them, their own future and that of their own club.
He notes that his organization will find it strange if the DPP will sanction the prosecution of Muhabi Lungu by the Police.
Mr. Mwanza says it is clear the police are abusing their powers in the discharge of their function and has further called upon President Edgar Lungu to prevail and call for greater professionalism in the Zambia Police Force.
This is contained in a statement released by Mr. Mwanza.
And Police in Lusaka are still looking for suspended MMD National Secretary Muhabi Lungu for holding an illegal meeting at his house.
The MMD Media Team has told ZANIS in a statement today that Mr Lungu is allegedly on the run following the illegal meetings held with other expelled senior members of the party.
The meetings were held yesterday despite the group being ordered earlier by Police not to go ahead with the planned gathering at Chrismar Hotel.
Lusaka province Police Commissioner Charity Katanga has also confirmed the development.
The meeting at Chrismar hotel was later dispersed by police but the group relocated to Mika Lodge where they were again dispersed and thereafter moved to Mr Lungu’s house.
According to the statement, the group sent their hired cadres to the MMD secretariat as a decoy while they held a clandestine meeting at Mr Lungu’s home in the garage.
“Mr Lungu had earlier committed fraud by using MMD letter heads to write to the Police and sign the letter as National Secretary even though he and 19 others were expelled at a NEC meeting attended by over 40 people on 31 January 2015,” said the statement.
The statement said the courts have also ordered Mr. Lungu and his agents not to interfere with the operations of the office of the president of MMD, Nevers Mumba.
But Mr Lungu has however told ZNBC in a news item monitored in Lusaka today that he would report to Woodlands Police Station tomorrow morning as he was not psychologically ready to hand himself over today.