20 February 2013

Zambia: Hichilema Resolved to Fight Human Rights Abuses

Photo: CDDR-zambia
Zambian police beat and teargas opposition protesters.

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has vowed to fight violations of human rights and the breakdown of the rule of law allegedly being perpetrated by the Patriotic Front government.

Hichilema says he will use all the possible means both local and international to ensure a better Zambia for the people.

In an interview with Qfm, Hichilema has maintained that there is nothing immoral about him and some leaders of the opposition seeking intervention from the Commonwealth on the alleged gross abuses of human rights and undemocratic tendencies by the PF government.

He says going to the Commonwealth was the most civil way of handling the alleged injustices being committed by the government.

Hichilema says the Commonwealth will prove for themselves how intolerant the Patriotic Front government is.

He says those condemning the move by opposition political leaders are enemies of the rule of law and that they have no respect for people’s rights.

Hichilema warned the Patriotic Fronts to, “do unto others as you want them to do unto you.”

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