By KETRA KALUNGA
THE manner in which the Police officers brutally handled Economic and Equity Party leader, Chilufya Tayali, who merely went to report suspected wrong doers at Lusaka Central Police is unacceptable, political activist, Chanoda Ngwira, has said.
Mr Ngwira said the manner in which Mr Tayali was arrested was brutal especially that he was not a threat to anyone.
He said in an interview that police should stop being brutal towards citizens, more especially the opposition.
Mr Ngwira said the UPND Government was at high volume when in opposition to condemn or rather call Police brutal as well as branding the PF regime as a brutal regime.
He said that it was unfortunate that instead of working on the issues they claimed were wrong and unlawful while in the opposition, the UPND were doing exactly what they preached against.
“What we wonder too, is this new kind of harassment they have brought where cadres are deployed in all corners of Zambia to report those who have a different view from that of the UPND,” Mr Ngwira said.
He said reporting political opponents in areas where they did not commit the alleged crime was against the law.
“This is total harassment. Where is the freedom of expression that the UPND preached about? What has changed now, where they against what PF was seemingly doing or they were against that because it was not them doing it? Now that they are in the driving seat, it is all normal,” he said.