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Mwiimbu Addresses Concerns Over Lungu’s Alleged Security Threat

Honourable Jack J. Mwiimbu, Member of Parliament and Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, recently delivered a Ministerial Statement addressing concerns regarding Zambia’s security in response to alleged statements made by former Republican President, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

The statement, delivered in Parliament and aimed at addressing urgent public concerns, focused on assertions made by Lungu suggesting that citizens would rise against the current President before 2026. 

Minister Mwiimbu emphasized Zambia’s commitment to democracy, governance, and the rule of law under the leadership of President Hakainde Hichilema.

While affirming the government’s performance in fostering a conducive environment for democracy and economic prosperity, Minister Mwiimbu acknowledged the seriousness of Lungu’s alleged pronouncements. 

He noted that despite no known actions from the government to warrant such a scenario, the statements made by the former President cannot be dismissed outright.

The Minister highlighted concerns over Lungu’s recent activities, which he described as attempts to attract undue attention from sympathizers. He criticized Lungu’s behavior, citing instances where the former President appeared to mock citizens and make careless pronouncements that could endanger public security.

Of particular concern to the government was Lungu’s behavior on February 27th, 2024, which Minister Mwiimbu characterized as part of a history of violence witnessed during Lungu’s tenure. The Minister stressed the need for healing divisions created by the previous administration and rebuilding the economy.

Moreover, Minister Mwiimbu condemned what he described as destructive and unpatriotic behavior exhibited by former government leaders, including Lungu, suggesting their aim is to undermine the current administration rather than contribute to national development.

In conclusion, Minister Mwiimbu reiterated the government’s commitment to upholding the rule of law, maintaining law and order, and safeguarding national security. He urged all Zambians to refrain from actions that could jeopardize peace and security in the country.

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