Law and order has collapsed in Zambia – Kalaba
By Staff Reporter
DEMOCRACTIC Party president Harry Kalaba has charged that law and order has collapsed in Zambia such that citizens without PF regalia are not safe.
Kalaba, in an interview shortly after attending mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Kapiri Mposhi yesterday, said he knew that the Zambia Police was working “under very difficult circumstances.”
He, however, appealed to police officers to always execute their duties professionally because “when I become President, I don’t want this country to begin witch-hunting.”
“We want to heal the divide; we want to ensure that the people live in tranquillity. Zambia is for all of us, whether you are in the opposition or you are in the ruling party. We cannot allow a segment of people to hijack the interests of our country. My rights are embedded in the Constitution and nobody can take away that from me. All the police that have been fired today [for political reasons], I can rest assure that in August 2021 they will be reinstated and even be promoted,” Kalaba said.
“This country is collapsing in terms of law and order; if you don’t belong to the ruling party you are not safe. If you don’t wear a PF chitenge then you are not safe! What kind of a people are we? That’s why I’m running for office [of Republican President] to ensure that this anarchy is stopped. We need to bring order in this country and nobody will do it if Zambians out there do not stand with me. The police must be firm and fair in the execution of the law.”
He also reiterated that Zambians were inundated by social struggles.
“Everything in this country is collapsing! The only ones who are doing well in this country are the politicians. They are the only ones whose children and relatives are thriving. We want to bring industrialisation in this country like it was in the 60s, 70s and 80s. This country now is a shell of itself! The only people who can take this country to where it should be are the Democratic Party, together with Harry Kalaba,” Kalaba explained.
Reminded that some of his political opponents believed he was unpopular, Kalaba answered: “Time will tell! It’s not a question of being popular [but] it’s a question of who knows where we should go as a country.”