The right to life is fundamental; under no circumstances must it be violated. The reality of human rights protection is one that continues to elude the Patriotic Front under President Edgar Lungu. The nation remains in shock at the death of a defenceless young female student at the hands of police brutality. Everyone was heartbroken except those in leadership. Instead of taking responsibility and sympathizing with the bereaved family, we saw sarcastic messages coming from government officials tormenting those who were grieving. We know that people like Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya and her accomplices in the PF media team are capable of defending anything as along as it keeps their political career alive, but we plead with them to…...

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