United Party for national Development (UPND) Livingstone District Spokesperson Neto Halwabala has observed that the Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonnie Kapeso is becoming a security risk to the country’s democracy and unity.
Reacting to a warning statement attributed to Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonnie Kapeso against the UPND’s Monday anticipated demonstration in solidarity of their incarcerated leader Hakainde Hichilema, Halwabala said the UPND has always engaged Zambia Police in a civilized way every time the party have plans for a public gathering in the province, but the response from the Police through Bonnie Kapeso has always been very primitive and provocative.
Halwabala has since accused Kapeso of having no regards for democracy and UPND as citizens in Zambia their constitutional rights has always taken been away with impunity through southern province police commissioner.
The UPND Livingstone District Spokesperson was quick to state that the UPND through Choma Member of Parliament Cornelius Mweetwa recently notified Police regarding a planned peaceful demonstration over the continued detention of their Party President Hakainde Hichilema, but instead of Mr. Kapeso writing back to the UPND in a civilized and professional way he chose to issue a threat as if notifying the Police over the peaceful demonstration was a criminal offence in Zambia.
He noted that Kapeso’s leadership is a threat to Zambia’s young democracy, adding that his behaviour is just promoting anarchy instead of maintaining peace and order in the Province which said the area has always been peaceful.
Halwabala has however advised the police in southern province to be sober and be professional in executing their duties, adding that the police should have respect for the rule of law.
“Bonnie Kapeso is becoming a security risk to the national unity and democracy” Halwabala said