Whilst it is appreciated that the Human Rights Commission seems to have waken up from its eternal slumber, Zambians are surely troubled that the commission has cherry picked a seemingly high profile case to the detriment of many brutal abuses of other citizens by the PF and the Zambian Police.
Zambians wonder whether the case of the PF President’s special advisor who beat up a female Police Officer at Heroes Stadium, has been selected because the Commission will receive high profile coverage, as a result of the International nature of the sports occasion. Now that’s hypocrisy of the worst order!
A young UPND lady was stripped naked, brutally and indecently assaulted by known PF thugs, whilst the Police and Inonge Wina gleefully watched at last year’s youth day rally.
The Human rights Commission was deafeningly mute to this case that is yet to see any arrests. Is it because the occasion didn’t have an International character, to warrant the rights bodies ‘deserved’ attention for the purpose of being recognised by their donors and partners abroad?
During a peaceful demonstration by the UPND last year, another young female was fatally shot at point blank range by the Police. There was no public condemnation or recognition of the incident by the Zambia Human Rights Commission. This is certainly difficult to understand.
There are numerous incidents where the Police in correlation with the PF have brutalised Zambians and the Commission has been quite.
Zambian hearts go out to the female police officer who was indecently brutalised by Edgar Lungu’s most senior State House advisor, Kaiser Zulu. The law must be allowed to take its course and cage Mr. Zulu. However, the Human Rights Commission must be neutral and regard every Zambian in the same light. Then we will know they are doing their job correctly and with the right motive and are looking out for all Zambians regardless of circumstance and situation.