The killings of Nsama Nsama, a Prosecutor at the National Prosecutions Authority and another unidentified youth victim was the work of a sniper or snipers, says Patriots for Economic Progress.

In a statement released to Zibani Zambia, Party leader Sean Tembo says Patriots for Economic Progress is aware that the UPND is capable of various diabolical acts.

“We are also aware that the UPND has a large appetite for painting Zambia as a country where the rule of law has broken down, especially in the eyes of the international community. We are also aware that acts such as the shooting down of these two innocent citizens in such circumstances has the overall effect of enhancing Mr Hakainde Hichilema’s political fortunes through public sympathy. We are also aware that soliciting public sympathy has been a major stock-in-trade of Mr Hakainde Hichilema’s political journey,” said Tembo.

PeP says the preciseness of the placement of both shots, the uniformity of the two shots as well as the fact that there are no other reported gunshot wounds among the people that were in the vicinity of the fracas mean this was not a case of a random spray of gunfire but that the two victims were possibly targeted for execution.