By George Lemba
Police sources have disclosed that they are under strict orders not to take any of those caught gassing people to court for trials.
And Police say the current happenings have nothing to do with the opposition but the ruling party (PF).
“We have arrested several of them and people have been so helpful in arresting these people but we cannot take them to court because if we did that, we can lead to an early election and serious loss of trust in the Head of State, so we will never take anyone to court and this does not matter whether they (PF) reach their target of the demanded blood countrywide and ask us to arrest opposition leaders as their scapegoats,” said the sources.
Asked on what is the reason behind this, the sources stated that there is no crime that they together with other security wings in the country can fail to detect but that this is being done with their knowledge and top PF officials including President Edgar Lungu.
“At first, there were several who didn’t know about this and these were serious but after top officials in the command were seen even in North Western parading and stopping Zambians from burning those caught, junior and professional officers retreated and an instruction was given not to kill those caught but protect them and never take them to court. Currently, we have a problem as we are planning on releasing them but the fear is that people in communities can descend on them and even in cells they are under strict instructions not to disclose the true offenses they committed to inmates but just say they stole household goods,” added our sources.
On the K250, 000 from Lungu, the sources stated that it is only meant to blindfold Zambians that he was concerned but this is for his political expediency adding that no money will be released.
So far, Edgar Lungu, Kaizar Zulu, Freedom Sikazwe, Stephen Kampyongo, Bowman Lusambo, Nkandu Luo, Chitalu Chilufya and Ronald Chitotela are said to be in the know of this evil act from the PF.
And the Police sources say in the next few days, the PF top officials will sponsor some pastors and cadres to go to the media and say it is UPND President Hakainde Hichilema behind this and call for his arrest including calling on Edgar Lungu to declare a State of emergency for 15 months and effectively lead to the cancellation of the next election.