PF President Edgar Lungu has ordered the Inspector General of Police IG to issue firearm licenses to PF cadres masquerading as reserve police officers. The number of gun licenses issued in last two months almost equals the number of licenses the Zambian government has issued since independence.
This level of militarization is unprecedented. In the next remaining days before elections, the PF plans to unleash so much terror as has never been seen or imagined before in this country. The gun shots will be well coordinated to terrorrise and intimidate the residents of Lusaka and Copperbelt in particular.
After being lied to for most part of his presidency, Edgar Lungu has finally been told the truth. Which is, he has lost so much popularity that only massive rigging can help. Addressing his sycophants and cronies at State House last week surprisingly one of them asked him if the project of arming untrained civilians would not backfire. The resident responded, “My friend, there is always collateral damage in African elections.