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ACTIVIST ATTRIBUTES MUFULIRA VIOLENCE TO LUSAMBO’S “NO GO AREA” REMARKS

Written by on July 12, 2020

A social rights activist has joined stakeholders in condemning political violence and has challenged Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo to call for the arrest of Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo for inciting violence on the Copperbelt province.

Mercy Centre founder Patrick Chibeshi has condemned the fracas which happened in Mufulira on Friday between UPND and PF cadres where the two clashed after PF cadres attempted to disrupt a radio programme at Mafken FM featuring UPND President Hakainde Hichilema.

Apostle Chibeshi has since described the incident as unZambian.

He says there is no way freedom of expression could be trampled upon in Zambia’s democratic dispensation, stressing that the country should be a beacon of democracy and peace where other countries in the sub region should emulate from.

Apostle Chibeshi has since commended Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo for condemning and calling for the arrest of perpetrators of the violence which happened in Mufulira.

He however said Mr Kampongo’s call is not enough but should be extended to have Mr Lusambo arrested for inciting violence when he said Copperbelt province is a no go area for the UPND leader.

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