Mumbi Phiri castigates Edith Nawakwi

Nawakwi detained by Mufulira Police
Nawakwi detained by Mufulira Police

Patriotic Front -PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri has castigated opposition FDD leader Edith Nawakwi for questioning First Lady Esther Lungu’s charity progammes.


Mrs Phiri says the First Lady has every right to interact with citizens in any part of the country contrary to Ms Nawakwi’s suggestions as quoted in today’s edition of the Post Newspaper.


The PF Deputy Secretary General wondered whether Ms Nawakwi wants Mrs Lungu to be restricted to the confines of State House when past First Ladies conducted similar outreach programs.


Speaking to ZNBC in Lusaka on Monady, Mrs Phiri said it is wrong for Ms Nawakwi to focus her energies on personalised attacks against the First family at the expense offering credible checks and balances.


Ms Nawakwi is quoted in today’s Post Newspaper as calling on the First Lady not to venture into the political arena.