Political Activist and senior citizen Dante Saunders has reminded former president Lungu that it was under his reign that Zambia experienced a total breakdown in the rule of law and general lawlessness of the economy.
Saunders told journalists in an interview that the people decided to reject the PF together with president Lungu to save themselves from the curse of having people bent on looting and plundering the wealth of the nation as leaders of the country.
Now that the law that the PF was disregarding at will is catching up with them, Saunders observes that president Lungu and his gang want to create an impression in the minds of the people that the UPND government is failing to deliver on its promises.
He observed that there is a thin line between indiscipline and disrespect not only to the president but also to the people of Zambia,the Constitution, and is underrating people’s intelligence.
He noted that the angry people of Zambia have not forgotten how the country under the reign of president Lungu experienced a total collapse in the rule of law and order.
He recalled that during the reign of President Lungu, party cadres simply walked into any office and directed the police to arrest and detain anybody who they considered a political threat while they remained free to plunder the wealth of this nation at random.
He warned that the people of Zambia have never forgotten nor will they forget the gassing experience and the killings of innocent citizens while the government under president Lungu remained mute.
He said the burning of markets, beatings of innocent people in markets or along the line of rail, and indeed city centers, including land grabbing will never be forgotten.
He said people still need closure on these matters and will support the new government in ensuring that all those that committed these atrocities are brought to book.
He expressed happiness that law and order is returning to Zambia.
Saunders expressed surprise that the PF gang wants to see chaos rather than face the realities of the law which is catching up because this is what criminals will do.
He observed that during this chaos they are trying to create a gang that will rather flee the country than face the law.
Saunders says the criminals will be brought to book not by President Hakainde Hichilema but through the courts of law and constitutional institutions such as the police, the Anti-corruption commission, the Drug Enforcement Commission, and the Financial Intelligence Centre, including the Auditor General’s office.