NATIONAL Restoration Party has strongly condemned the violence against MMD president Nevers Mumba and Bowman Lusambo by suspected PF cadres at the Lusaka’s city market on Tusday.
In a statement NAREP National Secretary Rev. Jevan Kamanga described the act as notorious and unacceptable, he demanded that the full measure of the law be applied to restore sanity and order to the badly deteriorating political environment.
He charged that government’s silence will confirm the full blessing of the barbaric act by the cadres who beat up Lusambo, who sustained injuries and lost his personal items.
“Dr Mumba and Lusambo like anyone else has the right to board any bus to any destination of their choice,we cannot allow a situation to prevail where fundamental freedoms are being violated on a daily basis, if Mumba and Lusambo had a mission of bringing confusion they would have been arrested by the police who are the rightful authority to enforce the law, no cadre should should take the law in to their own hands as this will bring anarchy and the kind of violence the nation witnessed during the third- term debate,” stated rev Kamanga.
Rev Kamanga said the actions by the PF cadres are sad and unacceptable reminder of the notorious vigilantes of the UNIP era and will only serve to fan the flames of the confrontational approach to politics that Zambia needs to move away from.
“We are asking ourselves whether we have returned to the days of restricted and monitored movements. All internet activities is currently being monitored by the PF and personal movements are being tracked, do we have to start moving with our NRCs in our own country for us to be identified as Zambians?,” Rev Kamanga wondered.
He has however reminded the PF that they should understand that Zambia is for every one and not only those in government, he said 50 percent of Zambians did not vote for the PF and less than half of the all parliamentary seats