In Angola, Lungu preaches constitutionalism

President Edgar Lungu yesterday urged delegates at the International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in Angola to respect their countries’ constitutions to avoid conflicts in their respective countries.

But while Lungu was on the podium opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema was summoned to report at the Woodlands police station where Lungu had earlier instructed the police to charge him for ‘visiting people in the communities’, a statute that is nowhere in the Zambian constitution.

Lungu instructed the police to use the breach of the archaic Public Order Act to try and fish for offences against the opposition leader but police failed to charge him with any offence, turning the exercise into an academic one.

Lungu, who spoke highly about the need to respect constitutions a few months ago ordered that all those who did not agree with his leadership must leave the country, he also threatened his critics in the Pf that he would ‘fall on them like a tonne of bricks’.

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