Cops being used to intimidate critical voices – NDC

By Staff Reporter

 

Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has alleged that the police command on the Copperbelt are being used to intimidate opposition politicians.

Commenting on Chishimba Kambwili’s call out to appear before the police tomorrow, Thursday, NDC Copperbelt chairman Chipoka Mulenga said any politician who appeared to speak for the people, police were readily available to intimidate them.

Mulenga charged that anyone who stands up to remind government of its responsibility was summoned by the police with an intention of inducing fear in them.

“My party will not be shaken or intimidated on the Copperbelt,” he said adding that they had constitutional rights to speak and offer checks and balances to government.

Mulenga demanded that police be professional in execution of their duties.

“They’ve simply become like an extension of the PF security wing. Denying us freedom of assembly and expression. Even indoor meetings denied while PF hold meetings in streets and public institutions like government schools even at the expense of Zambians,” he said “Summoning of NDC consultant Chishimba Kambwili is clearly a ploy to silence a voice for the people on the province,” he said.

Mulenga added that Kambwili and the NDC would always speak for the Zambian people and offer them hope for a better Zambia.