PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
POLICE HARASSMENT OF HH REACHES ALARMING LEVELS.
The heavily armed State Police have continued with their plans of eliminating the UPND President, Mr Hakainde Hichilema in Zambia’s Western province.
Yesterday and into the early hours of today, Mr Hichilema endured life threatening situations from the Police and Patriotic Front party cadres.
Today, Mr Hichilema and his entourage at about 13:20 hours started off from Sesheke town to Kalobolelwa Ward and as they drove past the town centre of Sesheke, thousands thronged to the roadside to catch a glimpse of him following assassination attempts by State and PF operatives last night.
But immediately he and the entourage passed through the town, heavily armed State Police came guns blazing and issuing threatening remarks that the UPND leader won’t be allowed to hold campaigns even after the same Police and the Electoral Commission of Zambia granted campaign space to the UPND ahead of the 12th February, 2019 parliamentary by-election.
And, I can state here that Mr Hichilema’s life has continued being under severe threat from the heavily armed State Police and PF cadres who yesterday and into early hours of today nearly took his life as can be seen in pictures. The PF cadres are carrying all kinds of weapons including teargas which in a lawful country is a preserve of the professional police.
DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY TO THE UPND PRESIDENT.