The United Party for National Development (UPND) says they will commemorate Zambia’s 50 years Golden Jubilee this Friday, but will not celebrate.
And the opposition party has demanded that the final draft constitution as prepared by the Technical Committee be released before Friday.
Addressing journalists during a media briefing in Lusaka today, UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says former late President Fredrick Chiluba fought so hard for the country’s democracy which he says the PF has destroyed.
Mr.Hichilema says if freedom fighters who have died could come back to life; they would start fighting for the freedom of the country once more because the people of Zambia have allegedly lost their freedom.
Mr. Hichilema states that the application of Public Order Act by the Zambia Police is one such example of how the country’s democracy has been compromised under the PF government.
He recalls how people were beaten up at BIGOCA Church in Matero and wonders whether people should celebrate independence or instead reflect on what has been happening under the PF.
Mr Hichilema adds that the PF should take the blame for the decision by some stakeholders to boycott the jubilee celebrations.
And Mr.Hichilema has urged opposition Members of Parliament to rally behind the private member’s motion raised by Choma Central Member of Parliament Cornelius Mweetwa urging government to lift the wage freeze.
QFM News Zambia