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Bwalya, ZMP leader, threatens to sue government if stopped from holding rallies, meetings (Video)


Zambia Must Prosper (ZMP) party leader, Kelvin Bwalya, has threatened to take legal action against the state if his party is stopped from holding rallies and meetings.

Bwalya, otherwise known as KBF said he was not scared to be locked up for holding rallies and meeting people to sell the party manifesto this year.

During a media briefing in Lusaka on Wednesday, the ZMP leader described the move by President Hakainde Hichilema through the police to deny the opposition the chance to hold meetings and rallies as unfortunate and undemocratic.

He stated that the party would have no choice but proceed with the litigation if the situation remained the same and it was denied the opportunity of speaking to the people.

“I am going to go out there this year and am going to sell the party manifesto. Whether I hold a rally or a presser like this one, I will do just that. Whether I get arrested or locked up I will do just that because it is my right,” Bwalya vowed.

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He said the current government was undermining the opposition through its actions, hence the need to take it to court so that it pays like it was doing after entering into consent judgements for its members.

“They are paying each other, you haven’t seen that? So they should know when to stop people like me,” Bwalya boosted.

The ZMP leader noted that during his opposition days Hichilema refused to be intimidated by the Patriotic Front (PF) through the police and this was likely to happen under his reign.

He said Zambians would be the judges on the events which would follow once his party starts to go in the field to speak to them like it happened in the past.

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