President Edgar Lungu Threatens To Declare State of Emergency

President Lungu said he will be forced to declare a state of emergency unless people stopped damaging pubic property.

“Police, look out for these law breakers and trouble makers and bring them to book. I am inclined to consider a state of emergency,” said Lungu when addressing his supporters.

President Lungu however said the state of emergency would only apply to areas where there was trouble and not the entire country.

Zambia has witnessed sporadic fires where public buildings have been set ablaze since the arrest of Hakainde Hichilema who has been slapped with a treason charge.

Last Thursday, the Zambia police warned people behind the fires that their days were numbered, as they will soon be arrested.

The police suspect the fires were deliberately started to cause panic and alarm in the country. Meanwhile Lungu laughed off claims that he will step down following the intense political environment caused by the arrest of the opposition leader.

President Lungu narrowly emerged winner of last year’s elections, which have been disputed by the main opposition leader.



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