UPND u-turns on compliance with political gatherings regulations

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The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has backtracked from its earlier position of not complying with the regulation under Public Order Act to hold public political gatherings.

In August this year the UPND had resolved not to notify the Police in future whenever it intends to hold public protests in the country not until police reviews how it implements the Public Order Act.

UPND Deputy Secretary General Kuchunga Simusamba has disclosed to Qfm in an interview that his party is now convinced that from the recent happenings in the country, the police has demonstrated that it is no longer restrained from manning public protests and assemblies.

Mr. Simusamba has also disclosed that to this effect his party has decided to write a letter to notify the police on its intentions to have a meeting and a demonstration against the Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda.

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