FORMER First Lady Christine Kaseba has dismissed online media reports suggesting that she has joined the United Party for National Development to take up the position of vice-president left by Richard Kapita.
Dr Kaseba in an interview yesterday that said the story was circulated by an impostor whose motive she does not know.
She is PF and has never contemplated leaving the party she helped found.
“I have no dealings with the UPND, I have not had meetings with them, and no emissary has been sent to discuss my joining the UPND.
As far as I am concerned, PF is my baby because I helped form PF. Me leaving PF is like a mother abandoning its baby.
I am very much PF, I have never contemplated leaving,” Dr Kaseba said.
She said the story that she was contemplating to ditch PF for UPND was circulated by people with a hidden agenda.
Dr Kaseba said when the online story went viral yesterday, she received numerous calls and some of the callers were threatening her for something she did not know.
She said the media should be responsible enough to verify stories because it defies logic that someone else should announce the alleged defection on her behalf.
“Whoever it is, whatever agenda they have, let them leave me alone to mourn.
If the agenda is to say that let us finish her physically and spiritually, they won’t go anywhere,.” Dr Kaseba said.
The former first lady said she does not know the Jonas Kalimamukwento, purportedly her assistant, who confirmed her alleged defection.
“They are saying the story was confirmed by Jonas Kalimamukwento, my assistant, .I don’t have a personal assistant.
If this Jonas Kalimamukwento is a true person, why not come out and state which Kaseba has joined the UPND,” she said.
The story in question was circulating online, including on Facebook.
Dr Kaseba said there have been many impostors using her name on Facebook and she has written to management many times, but the social media has not done anything about it.
She said impostors had been doing so from the time she was First Lady.
She said her real Facebook account was Bev Kaseba, but even then her detractors have posted things on the social media to discredit her real account.
She is contemplating suing Facebook for failure to act on impostors that have been posting falsehoods using her name despite her writing to them to complain.
Dr Kaseba also called for credible journalism and that online journalists should come out in the open so that people could know them.