PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu should deal with the cartel that has divided Zambians over the years, civil rights activist Brebner Changala has said.
Congratulating Mr Lungu on his election as President of Zambia, Mr Changala said the new head of State should be reminded that he takes over a seriously divided country in many aspects but most importantly on tribal lines.
He said President Lungu should operate as a father of the nation for all Zambians.
Mr Changala said in order to unite Zambians, Mr Lungu should revisit all political cases that were before the courts of law which were instigated by the cartel to fix their perceived and imaginary enemies.
He also suggested that President Lungu should have a second look at the way the anti-corruption crusade had been carried as he believed it had been abused against political opponents.
Mr Changala said the 6th President of Zambia should review the Drug Enforcement Commission Act so that it was not used as a “Gestapo instrument to fix perceived political and economic opponents.
“He must deal with the cartel that has divided this country over the years. I wish him all the best,” Mr Changala said.
He said President Lungu should bring professionalism to the law enforcement agencies that have been an impediment to the full administration of Zambia’s democratic governance system.
Mr Changala, however, advised President Lungu to extend a hand of friendship to all Zambians and citizens who might have disagreed with him before and immediately after he was elected PF president.
“Firstly, congrats to our new President and he must take this as a victory for all Zambians. There is no winner or loser.
“President Lungu must extend a hand of friendship to all Zambians. But he must be reminded of the cardinal and serious facts that are at play,” he said.