I WILL PERSONALLY HOLD PRESIDENT LUNGU RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM ON HH – CHIEF MUKUNI

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I WILL PERSONALLY HOLD PRESIDENT LUNGU RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM ON HH – CHIEF MUKUN

Press statement for immediate release from Senior Chief Mukuni.

06/06/21

This morning’s incident in Chingola where Hakainde Hichilema’s motorcade was ambushed by Police and shot at is a very dangerous event that could quickly escalate into something that would be difficult to control unless Mr Edgar takes national security as his priority.

Cabinet has been dissolved and the chain of command in which instructions are issued has been reduced. Shooting at an opposition leader who commands so much national attention 3 months before an election cannot be a decision of an Inspector General of Police, but that of the Commander in Chief himself. The President must not risk national unity and peace for his own political reasons. There is so much at stake in terms of peace.

For over half a century, Zambians have worked tirelessly to unite this country and we will not allow it to degenerate into bloodshed because of the recklessness caused by fear and personal insecurity of an individual. Should anything happen to Hakainde Hichilema, I am going to hold President Edgar Lungu as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and a political opponent of HH, personally responsible.

Senior Chief Mukuni of the Leya people of Kazungula, Livingstone and Zimba Districts and all the Bene Mukuni

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