Party of National Unity (PNU) leader Highvie Hamududu has castigated the manner in which Zambia Police officers raided United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema’s house before arresting and consequently charging him with treason.
Hamududu who recently launched Party of National Unity (PNU) after being left out of adoption by the UPND hierarchy in the 2016 general elections said it was unfortunate that Zambia police used a brutal approach to apprehend opposition leader who have always complied whenever his subpoenaed by the police in Zambia.
“The manner in which the Police raided United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema’s house before arresting and consequently charge him with treason was not professionally done” Hamududu said
Hamududu noted that if Zambia Police had summoned Hichilema using a police call-out and had disregarded a police summon, then the raid would have been justified, adding that concerning the recent case the police did not subpoena Hichilema like they have always done and the records indicates that the opposition leader has always been conforming to the police summon.
And the former UPND Bweengwa Member of Parliament added that has echoed sentiments by some stakeholders suggesting that the current amended constitution is defective and a breeding ground for dictators.
He explained that the current constitution is dictatorial due to the fact that it gives the President a lot of power hence making the seating president look like is above the law.