HH calls for calm


UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has called on the

country to remain prayerful and peaceful no matter the

provocation by the ruling PF and state police and security


Speaking to UPND supporters at Lusaka Central Police,

where he went to offer solidarity to arrested UPND Vice-

President for Administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba

(GBM), Mr. Hichilema said the politics of suppression,

intimidation, and oppression have never worked in Zambia

and the will of the people will always emerge victorious.

The UPND leader said the country faces numerous economic

challenges and that hoped that those in leadership would

pay more attention to fixing those challenges than fixing

their political opponents.

Mr. Hichilema, who was accompanied by UPND Vice-

President for Politics Canisius Banda, lawyers and other

leaders, wondered why President Edgar Lungu and his

leadership were abusing state police to persecute those with

divergent and alternative views on how best the country

should be governed.

GBM has been arrested and charged with conduct likely to

cause breach of peace.

The UPND legal team is now busy negotiating for a Police

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