The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has maintained that has maintained that when attacked by the ruling PF, citizens must stand up and defend both themselves and their rights.
The opposition political party says there is nothing wrong for someone to defend himself from unlawful attackers.
UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma says every person in Zambia has the Constitutional right to defend himself his property from thugs.
Mr. Kakoma says Patriotic Front media director Sunday Chanda has continued issuing statements in which he is framing the UPND, who are the victims of their violence, to be violent.
Mr. Kakoma says the Constitution under the Bill of Rights confers upon citizens the right to defend themselves.
He quotes Articles 11 (a) and 12 (3) (a) which he says are instructive on the right to self-defence.
He further quotes the Penal Code under section 17 which he says clearly gives power to citizens to defend themselves.
The UPND Spokesperson states that if PF cadres attack UPND cadres, the UPND members have the right to defend themselves.
Mr. Kakoma says the PF want to look like saints when they are violent to the core.