Detained Tembo still on hunger strike

Detained Tembo still on hunger strike

Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) leader Sean who is detained at Lusaka Central Police is still on hunger strike.
 
Tembo went on hunger strike while in prison to force President Edgar Lungu to sell his new Gulfstream G650 private jet.
 
Party Deputy Secretary General Ariel Phiri confirmed that Mr Tembo was was arrested on Saturday.
 
“President Tembo’s belief of being a target of intimidation for speaking firmly and against the social injustices of the ordinary majority, has made him decide to go on hunger strike from today 23rd. March 2019 until President Lungu sells off his brand new Gulfstream G650 private jet and uses the money to pay off all unpaid council workers and other employees in other parastatals who are currently in salary arrears for close to 6 months or more,” Mr Phiri stated.
 
“The decision not to eat until President Lungu sells off his private jet is a clear indication that President Tembo is willing to die for the poor and the voiceless,” he said.
He added, “President Tembo is in good and amazing spirits. He sends his best regards from his jail cell where he says is an opportunity for him to interact with detainees and listen to their plight.”
 
He said Mr. Tembo strongly believes that his arrest is just a clear case of intimidation of the opposition and a way of silencing those with divergent views by the Patriotic Front (PF) regime.
Last week, Tembo questioned president Edgar Lungu’s mental status going by irrational decisions he has been making.

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