UPND to go on Demonstration on Wednesday

UPND, PF cadres clash
UPND, PF cadres clash

THE United Party for National Development (UPND) says the police have no option but to allow them to demonstrate on Wednesday against the continued stay of acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda.
There had been demands from a cross-section of society for Ms Justice Chibesakunda to step down, including the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) which had gone to the extent of calling for extra ordinary meeting to discuss the matter.
But Government through Justice Minister Wynther Kabimba maintains that Ms Justice Chibesakunda was holding the office legally.
UPND Secretary General Winston Chibwe said the police had no option but to allow them to demonstrate because theirs was a peaceful way of reminding Ms Justice Chibesakunda to exit the office which he alleged she was holding illegally.
Mr Chibwe yesterday confirmed that his party had notified the police about its intention to demonstrate, adding that with or without police’s blessings, the opposition political party would go ahead with the demonstrations.
He said the party had already done its part of notifying the police as required by law and all that remained was to wait for the response.
Mr Chibwe said his party had resorted to demonstrations because Ms Justice Chibesakunda had ignored other options of pushing her to step down.