The PF regime now wants to stop opposition supporters to accompany their leaders when summoned by the police. The PF said when an opposition leader is summoned for questioning by the PF police, they must just go with their husband or wife.
And Drunkard minister Home Affairs Edgar Lungu says his regime has banned political party cadres from escorting their leaders when they are appearing for questioning at any police station.
And the PF regime has ordered the police to arrest UPND members and accuse them of assaulting a PF police officer Adam Banda at Woodlands police station.
This follows the fracas that characterised the arrest of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema for allegedly insulting dictator Michael Sata.
Said Lungu in a statement:
“This is not only hooliganism but also thuggery,” as if he was describing what happened in Chawama when Sata was MMD national Secretary.
Lungu said the escort by party cadres or a mob was banned because it was a recipe for causing unruly behaviour and anarchy.
But majority of the people and international observers believe that the anarchy is caused by the PF regime for using archaic laws and harassing the opposition.
“However, using their discretion, the officer in charge will allow the person summoned to be accompanied by their spouse or relative,” Lungu said.
He said the ministry would not sit idle by seeing the culture of anarchy prevail and become the order of the day.
“I am charged with the responsibility of ensuring that law and order in the nation is maintained and I will do just that,” he said.
He warned that his ministry would not take things lightly or kindly with anybody who interfered with the operations of police officers in the course of their duties.
But UPND insisted that they will continue carrying sympathisers to police stations because they do not trust police protection and there is no law that stops one from going with followers to police stations.
Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) president Rev. Pukuta Mwanza also said there was nothing wrong in someone going with sympathisers to police stations as long as they were peaceful.