The opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has expressed dismay at the seemingly power struggle in the Patriotic Front (PF) following President Michael Sata’s death.
MMD president Nevers Mumba said it was shocking how some PF leaders were allegedly trying to outdo each other to succeed Mr. Sata to the point that the nation was becoming ungovernable.
Dr. Mumba said he was also disappointed that some PF cadres last night rioted and began burning tyres and throwing stones at vehicles after hearing that PF secretary general Edgar Lungu had been fired by acting President Guy Scott.
He warned that anarchy could lead to chaos and political instability in the country if it was allowed to take root.
He said this in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today.
Dr. Mumba has since urged the PF to put its house in order for the sake of the 13 million Zambians, many of which supported it (PF).
He further appealed to Dr. Scott and the PF leadership to think beyond their personal interests so that they could mourn President Sata with dignity.
Dr. Mumba however called on Zambians to pray for the leaders in order to have continued peace and stability.