President Lungu’s response to the police killing of Mapenzi, is one of the most narcissistic I have ever heard out of a Zambian President.
He says “As you know, I am such a Christian, this makes me sad” You??? How is this about you? We all heard this president order the police to work on the opposition because “ukutumpa kwachilamo.”
He did this at a rally carried live for the whole country to hear the delirious chants of “Lungu Lungu” that broke out across the stadium in response to that most frightening statement from a president. So he knows we heard him and we understood him. The police did too. That is why, deep in a campaign period, the police could cancel an opposition rally after people were already on their way there.
They had enough officers to shut down a venue but not to address whatever security concerns they claimed. So Edgar should not play with us. If you join the dots, he ordered the killing of Mapenzi. He announced that he called the police to State House to order them to “bombelapo” on the opposition.
Well they did! We are waiting to hear what he is going to do now. Does he want a few more people to die before he publicly calls the police off the opposition. My question to Edgar is, are you happy now? Have the police proved their worth to you?
By Laura Miti