Now Sata accuses HH of destabilising Copperbelt

The PF regime says it is fully aware and prepared to thwart planned clandestine activities being schemed by the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) in two Copperbelt towns, President Michael Sata has warned.
Mr Sata cautioned UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema against engaging in activities intended to frustrate production in the mining sector, according to the PF controlled Times of Zambia
The President said this in a statement released by State House Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, George Chellah in Lusaka yesterday.
He urged the opposition leader to engage in dialogue as a way of addressing national concerns instead of promoting anarchy and lawlessness.
“As elected representatives of the people, the Patriotic Front Government will not sit idle and allow frustrated, unpatriotic and bitter politicians engage in premeditated acts of sabotage,” he said.
“Let them be warned that we will not take kindly to these desperate and cheap attempts they plan to embark on under the guise of political recruitment and party mobilisation. We are ahead of them and will apply the law accordingly,” he said.
He advised Mr Hichilema to embrace nation building, unity and development in his quest for public office.
Mr Sata said lawlessness and anarchy had no room in Zambia, where sufficient progress was being recorded in terms of governance and development.
“Since assuming office, this Government has left its doors open to dialogue on many national issues and has further established platforms and processes through which various issues are being addressed.
‘‘Therefore, we expect the opposition to utilise available channels of communication instead of resorting to desperate schemes with the potential to negate development,” he said.
Mr Sata guaranteed that Government would not depart from its commitment of upholding the fundamental tenets of democracy, good governance and the rule of law as espoused in the PF manifesto.

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