DIGGERS OPINION: Lungu wants a report on the shooting, does he have a report on the gassing?
By Diggers Editor
OUR President has finally woken up from slumber and he is demanding that the police should investigate the use of live ammunition to disperse a crowd of UPND supporters, which resulted in the death of two people. Interestingly, he also says the killers are unknown assailants – almost as though he has already seen the report.
LUNGU: First of all, my heart goes out to the families of Nsama Nsama Chipyoka and Joseph Kaunda, both of whom were killed by an unknown assailant or assailants yesterday in Lusaka. I am grieving with the families of these victims. My sincere condolences to the families. I have taken a moment to reflect on these senseless murders, and I have spoken to the Inspector General of Police to find out what could have happened. As you heard from the Inspector General of Police yesterday, police are investigating this matter for the motive and to find out who is behind these killings. I am directing the Inspector General of Police to use every resource available to fully investigate these murders as quickly as possible. I must receive the report by Monday, 28th December 2020.
As Laura Miti put it, sometimes, we so desperately desire to hear from the President in times of crisis, but when he speaks, you wish he kept his mouth closed. If this is all we can get from the President, then I wonder why we need a President in State House, because this statement is something any cadre who has been to school like PF media Director Sunday Chanda can make with better expression of empathy….