By BUUMBA CHIMBULU
THE Patriotic Front (PF) has formally reported the United Party for National Development (UPND) to the Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba for death threats which have been circulating on social media.
PF Acting Secretary General Nickson Chilangwa said his party noted with serious concerns numerous videos and audios of UPND cadres circulating online threatening to kill or injure any Zambian who criticised President Hakainde Hichilema and his administration.
Mr Chilangwa said it was for this reason that the PF decided to formally report this matter to the Inspector General of Police.
He emphasised in a statement that threatening violence was a serious crime punishable by law.
“What is shocking is that these very eminent threats of violence by the UPND cadres against innocent citizens are going unabated; neither the Police nor the UPND leadership have come forward to condemn and put a stop to this barbaric behaviour being exhibited by the UPND cadres,” he said.
The UPND Government, Mr Chilangwa said, must learn to accept criticism and tolerate divergent views as not everyone could be praise singers.
He urged Zambians to remain resolute and not to give in to the UPND’s cowardly and savage acts of intimidation and violence.