President Michael Sata has been challenged to identify people he claimed would have hijacked him on his recent visit to Livingstone.
On Friday yesterday during the commissioning of Zambia Air Force (ZAF) officer cadets at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, President Sata disclosed that he had intelligence that the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) wanted to hijack him, but that the plot was thwarted by state security.
But civil rights activists Brebner Changala has observed that it was careless and dangerous for President Sata to say that some people wanted to hijack him as such an act as hijacking the Head of State amounts to treason and perpetrators of such an act must be arrested.
Mr. Changala has told Qfm news that this is why the President should go further to identify the people who wanted to put his life in danger and later on bring confusion in the country.
He says it is also important that President Sata be mindful that such careless statements as hijacking or the abduction of the Head of State have brought confusion in many countries in Africa.
Mr. Changala notes this is why President Sata should be very careful of what he says, when says it and where he says it.