President Edgar Lungu has ordered the Zambia Police Command not to tolerate any breakdown of law and order in the Country.
President Lungu has particularly directed the Police on the Copperbelt to ensure that law and order in the Province is maintained.
President Lungu who is also ruling PF presidential candidate made the directive at Ndola’s Levy Mwanawasa Stadium this afternoon during a campaign rally.
President Lungu says much as he has faith in the police chief Kakoma Kanganja , there is need for him to be on top of things in restoring law and order on the Copperbelt.
He has warned that if the police fails to bring sanity in the country, it will be chaos if the PF try to do it as they are attacked almost on a daily basis by UPND cadres.
Meanwhile, President Lungu has advised Zambians not to usher in a government that will be a try and error kind of governance.
Earlier MMD President Felix Mutati confirmed that the ruling PF and the MMD have now formally cemented a working together alliance.
Mr. Mutati says the two political parties have mutually agreed to work together because they respect each other.
Meanwhile, Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) other President Dr. Nevers Mumba has said President Edgar Lungu risks leaving a lawless and completely chaotic ‘Banana Republic’ governed by jungle law, reminiscent of other failed states in Africa and other parts of the world when he leaves office this year.
Responding to a flurry of press queries to remarks made by President Lungu at the PF Rally in Ndola on Saturday where he refered to expelled former Lunte MP Felix Mutati as MMD President, Dr. Mumba said it was extremely unfortunate that Zambia had not benefitted in anyway from having a lawyer as republican president. He said the country’s record in governance and the rule of law had deteriorated under Mr. Lungu.
He reiterated that Felix Mutati was not a member of the MMD let alone its president as he was expelled from the MMD and his expulsion upheld by the Lusaka High Court, which is part of the country’s Judiciary. Is Mr. Lungu casually ignoring this fact? In addition to this, Dr. Mumba said the people who championed the holding of the convention, were suspended Members of the Party, and had no mandate to hold the convention.
Dr. Mumba has challenged Mr. Lungu, a lawyer, to explain to the Zambian people, how he was reconciling these issues in his own mind.
Mutati recently placed an appeal against the High Court expuLsion but has since withdrawn it, therefore fully reverting to his ‘expelled’ status.