Zambia’s former head of state Edgar Lungu has come after the administration of President Hakainde Hichilema over what he described as harassment of his close associates.
Soon after Lungu and Patriotic Front (PF) Government were ousted from power, a lot of people who were working under him were either arrested or had their assets seized.
Recent, government officials raided Esther Lungu Foundation run by the Lungu’s wife, the former first lady of Zambia, a development which angered the former president.
In his own words, Lungu said that if the government of Hichilema is targeting him, they should simply declare so instead of going around arresting and harassing people who are close to him.
According to Lungu, if they suspect that he stole during his tenure, they should arrest him.
“Come and get me if I stole. Come to me and stop harassing the people around me,” said Lungu.
Prior to becoming Zambia’s president, Hichilema was accusing Lungu’s administration of practicing massive corruption and promised to deal with them he get into power.