Information has emerged that former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili and several other senior Patriotic Front Members were supposed to be arrested for unlawful assembly by a group of OP and regular police that that surrounded Kambwili’s house early Sunday.
This is after State House received intelligence information that Kambwili together with Lusaka Lawyer Kelvin Bwalya Fube, PF lawyer who is also Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube and former Chimwemwe Member of Parliament Mwenya Musenge were scheduled to have a meeting at Kambwili’s residence.
A source from within State House told the Zambian Watchdog that instructions to arrest Kambwili came straight from State House to Police Commissioner for Copperbelt Charity Katanga.
” There was information that reached State House on Friday evening that the above mentioned people together with five other people I can’t remember the names but I think Rebby Chanda as well were supposed to have a consultative meeting ahead of the PF Central Committee meeting that will take place at State House on July 22.
‘Instructions were then given to have those people arrested for unlawfull assembly,’the source said.
The source said Edgar Lungu is well geared to ” crush” anyone who can pose a threat to his desire for a third term bid.
” EL (Edgar Lungu) is well geared for 2021 that is why in Livingstone he said he has reserved talking for 2021. He is determined and very soon you will see serious divisions in the PF. Do you know why the Peace Concert organised by KBF and Lombe Chibesakunda at Woodlands Stadium to raise money for Marketeers at City Market was a flop?” the source asked.
The source said Edgar Lungu gave serious warnings to the Ministry of Tourism and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit who were part of the organisers not to take part.
” It is because KBF was one of the organisers. Lungu believes KBF and the rest mentioned are supporting Chishimba Kambwili. So when information about the meeting reached State House Lungu instructed that they get arrested. The source said it is not clear whether the information was fake or the Kambwili group was tipped for them not to convene.
” I don’t know whether it was fake Intelligence report or the other guys were tipped They believed they were going to spend a night at Kambwili’s Villa so they wanted to pounce in the morning. They are very lucky. You are yet to see Lungu brutal. He has stolen alot and he wants to protect his wealth. Are you aware that he has acquired alot of properties? he is worth more than K40 million now,” the source said.