Threats to deregister opposition parties empty-GYZ

A threat by government to deregister opposition parties is pointless, says the Gallant Youth in Zambia (GYZ).

GYZ executive director Henry Mulenga said the threat was meant to silence the mouthpiece for the voiceless.

Mr Mulenga was commenting on recent remarks by Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu who said that he had powers to deregister opposition parties that were engaged in violence acts.

He accused the PF government of perpetrating violence so that the blame would be put on the opposition parties.

Mr Mulenga expressed worry over the tension in the country, and said the scheme by the PF government to introduce a one party state would not help because Zambia was a democratic country.

He appealed to people of Zambia to fight for democracy, adding that by doing so the PF’s intensions to introduce one state would be vain.

“We know what the PF government is aiming for, and as Zambians we must stand as one and give support to the people who are fighting on the behalf of the Zambian people,” he said.

He said for as long as Zambia was a democratic country, the opposition would continue to fight for the people of Zambia.

“As far as I am concerned, Zambia is guided by laws, and we understand it is only the law that can allow for change, but our worry is that the government of the day does not want to abide by the law,” he said.

Mr Mulenga feared that if the PF government was not stopped now, there could be anarchy in the country, because they had failed to create room for tolerance.