The death of the Patriotic Front cadre and the hacking of the ruling party’s Lusaka district vice chairman Julius Komaki could have been avoided had President Sata decisively put a stop to the succession wrangles in his political party.
Fr Bwalya said President Sata should take responsibility for the death of his cadre because he had failed to deal with the violence in the ruling party.
The ABZ leader said should President Sata continue allowing lawlessness and anarchy in his party, the danger was that the violence would easily be turned on the opposition political parties and other citizens.
He said if President Sata failed to govern his own political party, it was difficult to see how he would effectively manage the affairs of the country.
Fr Bwalya recalled that soon after assuming power, President Sata had declared that he was going to govern the country by the Ten Commandments but the recent violent events in the ruling party and the nation at large had were revealing that hatred, and suspicion were the values being used to govern.
He said it was sad that President Sata had failed to end hatred and reconcile the country adding it had become clear that the country was not being governed by the Ten Commandments.
“The blood of the PF cadre that has died at the hands of other cadres is on the hands of President Sata because that death could have been avoided had the President taken a desicive action to stop the violence in his party. I want to declare without fear or favour that President Sata has become a danger to the peace and stability of the country. If he is going to be left to continue allowing lawlessness in his own party, it will not be long before the violence and mayhem is turned on the opposition political parties and the country at large,” Fr Bwalya said.
Fr Bwalya said he was getting tempted to begin regretting having strongly campaigned and voting for President Sata stating that he did not understand why the President was allowing citizens to kill each other.
The ABZ leader said he had never felt so annoyed by political eve
nts in his life as he had become now and appealed to the family of the deceased cadre to seek justice so that the law could take its course on those who were involved in the murder of the PF cadre.
He explained that Zambians had seen the manner of violence that erupted yesterday was conducted adding it was reminiscent of the infamous Chawama hacking where several residents were injured.
He said the violence in Chawama happened at the time when President Sata was the national secretary of the MMD.