National UPND women Chairperson Namakau Kabwiku have warned that President Edgar Lungu and his government shall be held responsible if anything happens to party leader Hakainde Hichilema’s life.
Mr Kabwiku said as a party, they are fully aware that the Court did not order the transfer of President Hakainde Hichilema adding that there was an instruction to do that obviously with intent.
“It is for that reason that should anything happen to President Hichilema in Mukobeko or his health those that ordered the transfer will be held responsible.”
Mrs. Kabwiku who addressed women who had gathered at the Party Secretariat to get updates on Mr. Hichilema’s arrest said the party will not be intimidated and driven into lawlessness by the PF through its alleged abuse of state institutions and human rights.
She said it was unfortunately that the international community especially SADC is waiting for bloodshed in the country before taking action.
Mrs. Kabwiku said President Lungu should not tempt the UPND into getting violent and provide him with an opportunity to declare a state of emergency.
She added that the transfer of Mr. Hichilema to Mukobeko against court orders shows the dictatorial muscles of President Lungu and his disregard for the rule of law.