UPND calls for mass protests

The opposition United Party for National Development  UPND has called for mass protest against what is termed continued violation of human rights.

UPND Vice President Canisius Banda says the country needs to demonstrate over police  use of live ammunition to stop people from airing their grievances.

Commenting on the alleged shooting of a University of Zambia (UNZA) students by police on Wednesday evening, Dr. Banda said this trend should come to a stop.

Dr. Banda who featured on a live radio programme on Joy fm on Thursday said it is now becoming a concern that the government is injuring its citizens. He noted that the prevailing situation is unfortunate which also forced the United States to cite it in its last last human rights report.

The UPND Vice President has also disclosed that the party is also in support of the group of people that are calling for the resignation of  Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda. He said it is not okay for Justice Chibesakunda to continue in that position when everyone has refused  to  approved her.

He said the party will also continue pressuring the Chief Justice to see that she resigns from that positions.

Various groups have been putting pressure on the Acting Chief Justice to resign especially after it emerged that parliament has refused to recommend her for the position