FODEP calls on police arrest violent cadres

Police in Serenje
Police in Serenje
Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has challenged the Zambia police to move in and arrest the Patriotic Front cadres that are threatening to harm fellow citizens.

FODEP Executive Director Macdonald Chipenzi has told Qfm news in an interview that police should not entertain anyone breaking the law regardless of their political affiliation.

Mr. Chipenzi observes that they are citizens who are proposing and committing violence in full view of the police but they are not brought before the law.

On Friday the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) in Lusaka and the Copperbelt Provinces vowed to protect the President and party leadership using whatever means necessary.

Lusaka Province Chairperson Geoffrey Chumbwe said the ruling party is being forced to act violently against opposition leaders due to continued insults against Republican President and the party leadership.

Chumbwe said youths in the party will not fold their arms while the opposition continues to insult the President.

And United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has expressed disappointment at Zambia police officers who are custodian of maintaining law and order by their actions of running away from PF cadres armed with machetes threatening innocent people’s lives.

Mr. Hichilema says the Ministry of Home Affairs has allowed the situation where the law enforcement is executed only to protect the PF members.

The opposition leader adds that PF cadres are terrorizing people on their legally acquired land but the Home Affairs Minister is mute.