United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has said that Zambia need urgent redemption politically.
In a statement unveiled to the Media yesterday, the UPND Vice President noted that what is going in Zambia currently requires sober introspection, honest questions, and honest answers.
He said if some citizens still think the current happenings in Zambia are only political and would simply vanish away in thin air, they will need to reconsider their position then.
Mwamba observed that Zambia under the current leadership is suddenly divided right at its core, the Church is also now divided, including the Judiciary is divided and the Legislature is divided at the moment, adding that even the once united civil society has deep cracks alongside the labour movement and the student movement has deep chasms.
He noted that the country is now divided under President Edgar Lungu where ethnicity is now a weapon of war of citizen against citizen and religion is now a sword to strike those who do not belong to the ruling party, affirming that Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs was only created at great public cost to back up the ideology.
Mwamba added that now courts seem to be dragging their feet to dispense justice in a free, fair, and timely manner and the Police are being set to torture and harass the very people they are sworn to protect.
“What exactly is happening to a Country that the entire continent and the world, once boasted as an African beacon of peace tranquillity and democracy, all of a sudden, Zambia is sliding in an abyss of hopelessness and uncertainty”
“This is not a pessimistic view but a very sobering and frank observation, and unless the Zambians themselves arrest this disgraceful degeneration and chaotic descent, posterity will judge us harshly.”
“We demand the unconditional and immediate release of our President Hakainde, our comrade Obvious Mwaliteta and all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience incarcerated in jails across the Republic”
“We thank the European Union Parliament for passing a motion to investigate the ill treatment of Hakainde Hichilema from the time of the raid at his home until now in jail. We urge all progressive Governments and organizations around the globe to emulate the European Union’s resolve to save democracy in Zambia. God bless the people of Zambia and God bless the Republic” Mwamba said