By SANDRA MACHIMA
CHISHIMBA Kambwili must be arrested now that he has been reported for advancing criminal statements about the nation without evidence, says Third Liberation Movement president Enock Tonga.
And Mr Tonga has since challenged the investigative wings to summon Mr Kambwili as a witness in the issues of corruption based on his rantings over graft.
He said action should be taken against people who were carelessly making statements that were bound to put this nation on fire to deter other would be offenders.
Mr Tonga said the opposition leaders wanted to cause anarchy in the country by making alarming statements instead of providing solutions if they truly had a heart for the people.
“We cannot have a situation whereby never will a day pass without an insult on the Head of State or conflicting statements that are bound to cause anarchy in this country.
Mr Tonga urged President Lungu to crack his whip by reprimanding those who had intentions of destroying the country.
He said Mr Kambwili had been speaking ill about the government and no-one appeared to be taking interest in his rantings to protect the image of the country and the President himself.
Mr Tonga said it was becoming distressing for the opposition leaders who wanted to cause anarchy in the country by making alarming statements instead of providing solutions if they truly had a heart for the people.
He said Zambia was a democratic nation and that freedom of expression does not guarantee anyone to disrespect the Presidency because it will lead to chaos through careless statements.
Mr Tonga said provided people came up with concrete evidence, there was nothing wrong with providing checks and balances but that the problem was some opposition leaders were playing the politics of character assassination which was irrelevant for the development of the nation.
“Zambia needs collective solutions to the problems, not leaders like Kambwili who appear to be haunted by his past and wanting power by any means through his failed agenda to settle scores.
“We want ideology, not leaders who feel good when the people of Zambia are suffering. If the mealie meal is expensive
why laughing at the matter instead of finding solutions.
“Who says when someone was in the opposition he don’t render help to the needy and yet you want to be a leader, it doesn’t work like that,” he said.
And Mr Tonga has challenged Mr Kambwili and UPND president Hakainde Hichilema to have a public debate in the interest of the people of Zambia to discuss national issues and not politics of witch hunting.