LUSAKA, Thursday, November 8, 2012 – His Excellency Mr Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, is saddened by the death of Mr. Crispin Menyani Zulu, a member of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) who was killed in Rufunsa today by a combined group of opposition UPND and MMD cadres.
The Head of State described the death of Mr. Zulu as disheartening.
“It’s tragic that the political violence by the opposition UPND and MMD, which we have been preaching against, has resulted in a loss of an innocent life. As a responsible government we have said time and again that life and property will not be secure if politicians continue preaching violence,” President Sata said.
“What has happened today could have been avoided if the two opposition political parties mentioned in this heinous crime had listened and at least cared for the lives of innocent citizens.”
President Sata has directed the Zambia Police Service to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.
“These murderous acts are unacceptable and the people responsible must face the full wrath of the law. I therefore, instruct the police to do their job professionally by making sure that the perpetrators of this serious crime are dealt with accordingly,” the President said.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS