Kabimba condemns UPND
Lusaka, February 27, ZANIS—Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Wynter Kabimba bemoaned the holding of press briefings by the United Party for National Development (UPND) to cry foul instead of taking responsibility for the death of PF Monze District Vice Chairperson Harrison Chanda.
Mr Kabimba has since expressed the party’s condolences to the family of the district party official and assured them that the party stands with them during this extremely painful moment.
Mr Kambimba said it was hair-raising that the UPND immediately after allegedly murdering Mr Chanda decided to announce their strategies of how they would secure blood stained votes in Livingstone when they should have instead shown remorse, respect and sympathy for the deceased and his family.
In a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Mr Kabimba said the behavior of the UPND was typical of their selfishness and high levels of immorality which have made the Zambians continue rejecting them.
He said the PF were dismayed by the UPND leader Hikainde Hichilema’s attempts to turn his party from culprits to victims stressing that it was shameful for the UPND to rush to the media in an attempt to wish away the crime and gain political sympathy from it while making no mention of the innocent victim.
The PF secretary general stated that the murder of Mr Chanda in Livingstone lay within the Mapatizya Formula the opposition party has publicly promoted adding that it was for this reason that the PF has warned against the formula whose intend was terror, crime, and violence.
Mr Kabimba who is also Minister of Justice wondered how the UPND even sought support from the Commonwealth and the international community.
And Mr Kabimba has thanked PF supporters and cadres especially those in Livingstone for remaining calm and leaving the matter in the hands of law enforcers adding that members should mourn Mr Chanda with the dignity he deserves.