After raiding a keep fit centre belonging to UPND vice president for administration Geoffrey Mwamba and arresting youths who were doing exercises, President Edgar Lungu has now directed police to search GBM and party president Hakainde Hichilema’s residences, arrest the two leaders and slap them with treason.
Right now there is a meeting for senior police and intelligence officers at Zambia police headquarters. After the meeting police will conduct some search at the two leaders’ residences and business premises before arresting them.
An officer attending the meeting has disclosed the area information and added that during the gym arrest some PF members had visited the gym posing like they had also gone for exercises and may be used to testify against the two to corroborate Lungu’s claim that the opposition was training a militia. Some named journalists suspected to be writing for this publication will also be rounded up.
“It may he soon or it may take a bit of time but Lungu has made up his mind to arrest HH and GBM and slap treason on them so that they don’t campaign. We are in a meeting just now,” he said.
Within a space of weeks Lungu has said that his party thugs will take over police work if the police do not accept his orders to abuse opponents and just yesterday he said that he had information that UPND was training a militia.