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Lungu alleges all institutions of governance compromised, says he’s ready to lose immunity to face trial


Former President, Edgar Lungu, has challenged the government to remove his immunity through Parliament so that he can face prosecution for any perceived crimes committed during his tenure of office.

Lungu declared himself ready for the State, saying the government should stop troubling his family and those close to him through unnecessary court cases.

Addressing a media briefing in Lusaka on Friday, Lungu vowed to defend the country’s democracy which was allegedly diminishing under the United Party for National Development (UPND) government.

“I want to assure you that I will not remain silent for as long as injustice and an attack on democracy continue under the current government,” he vowed.

The former Head of State claimed that President Hakainde Hichilema’s administration wanted to kill democracy and subsequently introduce dictatorship in order to prolong their stay in power.

Lungu noted that no opposition political party and its leader was safe as it could be seen from the interference in their internal affairs.

“Several opposition leaders have been arrested on trumped-up charges in order to silence them and are appearing in the courts of law. The interference can be seen from how they followed Harry Kalaba, Democratic Party, and now they have followed him to the Citizens First, Saboi Imboela’s National Democratic Congress has not been spared,” he lamented.

Lungu stated that he came back to active politics in order to save the Patriotic Front (PF) from being stolen and destroyed by the UPND using stooges.

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He vowed that his group would use all available means such as civil, political, and lawful options to fight the UPND from destroying the Zambia’s democracy and if this fails, then God would help the country.

“All institutions of governance are heavily compromised, I want to repeat that all institutions of governance are highly compromised, you can not even talk about the Police, Registrar of Society, Judiciary, its a question of degree,” Lungu said.

He stated that for the first time in this country’s history, the three arms of government are enjoying a meeting of minds even in the face of illegalities.

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