August 11th, 2012
The MMD strongly condemns the continued harassment of UPND President, Mr Hakainde Hichilema by the PF government.
President Sata’s insantiable desire to silence the opposition is bad for Zambia and bad for democracy. His plans against the opposition will not work as the Zambian people are resolved to defend democracy at all cost.
Opposition leaders around the world are expected to expose areas of government’s deficiencies with a hope that the government will do something about the highlighted issue.
To Harass Mr Hakainde for visiting Evelyn Hone is to say the least cheap and a show of PF’s lack of understanding of the role of the opposition.
UPND and Mr Hichilema should not be intimidated in any way as the Zambian people are in support of the efforts the opposition is making in the country.
MMD shall continue to accelerate its efforts to represent the aspirations of the Zambian people and shall not be side tracked by insecurities of the PF government and Mr Sata.
The MMD further condemns the brutality of the police against innocent and un armed citizens who went to show solidarity with President Hichilema. Such conduct by the police is what has implicated world leaders who have ended up being charged by international courts. Police brutality is not part of Zambian culture and we are not going to allow it on our soil. The police are part of us and the PF should not use them to divide the nation.
Dr Nevers Sekwila Mumba
President, Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD)