Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) President Andrew Ntewewe has demanded that the Zambia Police Service should start providing state security to UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.
Mr Ntewewe said as leader of the largest opposition political party, Mr Hichilema deserves police protection.
He condemned the move by the police to summon Mr Hichilema for allegedly breaching the Public Order Act.
‘As YALI, it baffles us that the police can abuse the Public Order Act by harassing Mr Hichilema instead of protecting him because he is an imminent citizen of this country,’ Mr Ntewewe said.
He was speaking Thursday morning when he featured on the Platform radio program on Joy FM Radio in Lusaka.
Mr Ntewewe urged the police to abandon the use of the Public Order Act which he said was an archaic and colonial piece of legislation.
On the same program, SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Chembe advised the police to respect Mr Hichilema’s rights of association and movement.