Lungu fearful of Dr M’membe

By Staff Reporter

President Edgar Lungu is aware of the sustained attacks and humiliation targeted at Dr Fred M’membe, Socialist Party General Secretary Dr Cosmas Musumali has disclosed.

Addressing a press briefing this morning at Samora Machel House, Socialist Party secretariat, Dr Musumali said following a careful analysis of the events, it was clear that President Lungu was aware of what was happening.

On Saturday, about 30 people in police uniform using motor vehicles with registration numbers; ALD 6378, ZP 7313 and ZP 2498, without any search or arrest warrant jumped the parameters of the fence, destroyed the gate in order to access the house in Mwika village belonging to Dr M’membe who is SP 2021 presidential candidate.

Dr Musumali regretted that the control of the country was in the hands of thugs who had no regard for law.

“And let’s not be cheated, President Lungu is well aware of this, President Lungu is an intelligent person, those of us who shared school university with him knew that this is an intelligent person, so he is not ignorant of this scandalous reality he knows it, if anything he has quickly leant how to use it to his advantage. The reservations he might have had some time back has since disappeared.

“The obvious and very systematic attempt to destroy Dr M’membe are not without the knowledge and maybe even the blessing of President Lungu. It will therefore, take only President Lungu himself to stop the mess and the attack,” Dr Musumali said.

“It was also clear to us that the police command had completely lost control, it had surrendered to the minister of home affairs who had become the law and the judge in that area, but we now look at this scenario differently. There is an emerging pattern of using naked violence, intimidation and impunity country wide, those running our police force, our courts of law and other agencies of the state that once dreamed of professionalism have either surrendered or become cynical on the margins of the establishment,” he said.