Corrected copy; Lungu orders pf cadres to ceasefire

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President Edgar Lungu has ordered Patriotic Front cadres to with immediate effect stop attacking their UPND counterparts.


President Lungu has since directed the Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani to move in and control the situation.


Mr Lungu disclosed that he had received reports that PF cadres are harassing UPND carders and condemned the acts of violence.


The Head of State said this in Lusaka today when he swore in Southern Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu, Zambia’s High Commission to Namibia Sylvia Chalikosa and Hibeene Mwiinga as Special Assistant to the President for Development and Economic Affairs.


President Lungu said his administration will not condone violence and warned that perpetrators regardless of their political affiliations will face the full weight of the law.


Mr Lungu wondered why PF cadres are behaving badly when their party is the one in power.


He pointed out that it is unacceptable for PF cadres to continue victimising opposition cadres urged them to respect the rule of law and maintain law and order.


Meanwhile, President Lung has noted that UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema has been upright in the way his party has handled the loss of the presidential election.