Kampyongo warns anarchists
Published On April 5, 2018 » 2602 Views» By Evans Musenya Manda » Latest News, Stories
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By CHUSA SICHONE and CHILA NAMAIKO
THE Government has warned political parties, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals propagating anarchy in Zambia that they should ‘count their days numbered’ as they are being watched.
Mr Kampyongo said although the country is stable, there were some disgruntled political parties, NGOs and individuals sowing seeds of discord by spreading falsehoods and promoting anarchy in Zambia.
Addressing a media briefing in Lusaka on the security situation in the country yesterday, Mr Kampyongo said Zambia’s democratic dispensation did not include providing platforms to demagogues, intolerant groups and tarnishing the image of the country and the leadership.
Mr Kampyongo warned that unlawful conduct in the name of politics, including spreading falsehoods by any persons or groups, would henceforth be dealt.
“The security institutions shall continue to monitor the activities of disgruntled and undemocratic elements bent on undermining our governance institutions and law and order and they will have no space and no place to hide. Anyone found wanting shall therefore be brought to book,” he said.
Mr Kampyongo said some of the people propagating lawlessness had lost elections several times and were stooping so low out of desperation while those like People’s Party leader Mike Mulongoti were trying to regain political relevance by engaging in primitive and petty politics via questioning President Edgar Lungu’s citizenship.
Mr Kampyongo assured that Mr Lungu was a Zambian citizen by birth and his parents were equally Zambians and that was why he was allowed to stand as President, Member of Parliament and become an eminent legal practitioner hence the citizenry should not be swayed.
Mr Kampyongo also described as hypocrisy, baseless and an attempt to draw public sympathy assertions by Roan lawmaker Chishimba Kambwili that he was being victimised by law enforcers.
And Mr Kampyongo has challenged politicians to conduct politics in a civil manner and not undertaking ‘dark-corner’ meetings to incite civil servants in the country.
Mr Kampyongo, has meanwhile, said no amount of mischievous plans by some opposition politicians will derail Vice President Inonge Wina from working together well with President Edgar Lungu.
He said politicians should stay away from schemes to incite civil servants as a way of gaining political mileage.
He said this in Parliament last week before it adjourned sine die in his contribution to the address by President Lungu on progress in the application of national Values and Principles.
Mr Kampyongo said Government was open for dialogue, and politicians that want dialogue should come with an open heart and putting the country’s welfare first.

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