Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has charged that Zambia will be turned into a highly militarized life style society by the time the ruling Patriotic Front%u2018s term of office comes to an end.
Mr. Hichilema says his prediction is based on the increased brutality being allegedly exhibited by the Zambia Police and the PF cadres.
Mr. Hichilema has pointed out the killing of a vendor by a Police officer yesterday, 26th of March in Mazabuka and the invasion of a privately owned farm land in Lusaka West on Sunday by PF cadres as some of the recent indication of increased brutality in the country.
Speaking at media briefing in Lusaka this morning, the UPND leader observed that the alleged brutality being exhibited by the Zambia Police is not the fault of the Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani and her command.
He says this is because the Ms. Libongani and her command have been allegedly turned into tools of the ruling PF to brutalize innocent citizens.
And Mr. Hichilema has wondered what has happened to the Judge Chikopa tribunal when other the two tribunals that have been recently appointed by President Michael Sata have completed their investigations and submitted their reports.
He says it is does not make sense for President Sata to continue appointing unnecessary tribunals at a huge cost to the country when the cost of living has gone up.
Mr. Hichilema has advised President Sat to concentrate on addressing challenges being faced by the people in the country and also keep it in mind that State House is not a place where to sleep but a work place station.