The Patriotic Front Secretary General would like to warn party cadres engaging in illegal land grabbing that it will not shield anyone from criminality as the party does not and will not support criminal behaviour or anyone using the party name to engage in criminality.
“The party as received reports alleging that people calling themselves PF party cadres are involving themselves in illegal land grabbing in in Lusaka. The Party will not promote such criminality by individuals identifying themselves as members of the Patriotic Front,” Mr Davies Mwila said.
Mr Mwila has further called for action from law enforcers to immediately act on the perpetrators of this criminality and bring the lawless behaviour to an end.
“Political belonging does not immunize criminal offenders from prosecution. President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front party is very clear that we are a party order. We do not support barbaric acts such as illegal land grabbing or illegal land allocation. The party recognises that they are civil leaders and government officials tasked with these duties and as such their offices should be left to carry out these duties without any political interference,” he said.
The Secretary General advised anyone affiliated to the party to follow laid down procedures relating to land allocation or acquisition.
He has henceforth called on district and provincial leaders investigate into the matter and submit findings and names of perpetrators to him by Tuesday 18th, 2017 not later than 17:00hrs.
“Let me emphasis that we shall not entertain criminals using the party name to engage in criminality, we are a party committed to serving the Zambian people and we shall serve them with honour and dignity,” Mr Mwila said.