President Edgar Lungu has said that some people who want him to fail are stealing documents at State House to frame his aides. Speaking to journalists shortly before departure for Zimbabwe, President Lungu said that some detractors are “hell-bent” on seeing his Government fail, but he is certain they will not succeed.
“They are inspired to steal documents by those wanting to find fault in my staff.
“When Kaizer [Zulu – his political aide] was cleared, no one talked about it when earlier they rushed to the media to say he is being investigated. This is sad,” President Lungu said.
The President also said he is not afraid to have his immunity lifted because he knows he is innocent.
“I don’t mind my immunity being removed. I am game. I have nothing to hide. Why should I fear when I am innocent?” President Lungu said.
He said it is the culture of some individuals to remove the immunity of former presidents.
President Lungu was reacting to sentiments by the United Party for National Development (UPND) that the opposition party will ensure his immunity is removed once he leaves office so that he can be investigated.
President Lungu said everyone is innocent until proven guilty by the courts of law.
“There are people who want to humiliate me in future. But we are all innocent until proven otherwise by the courts. You can’t judge anyone outside courts of law,” he said.
President Lungu also said he is determined to ensure a trade balance between Zambia and other countries.
“Some people think they can take Zambia for granted. We are not dull,” he said.