By NATION REPORTER
UPND president Hakainde Hichilema should stop old fashioned politics of insults and character assassination or quit politics for the opposition party’s redemption and to remain relevant to the politics of the country, PF national youth executive committee member Francis Kapyanga has said.
Mr Kapyanga said Mr Hichilema had proved beyond any reasonable doubt that he was not a leader and should stop wasting Zambians’ time with his rhetoric.
Mr Kapyanga said it was baffling and atrocious that Mr Hichilema always rejoiced when calamities befell other people in the country.
‘’We are aware that he was recently with his funders the Anglo American in UK and the US to campaign for harsh sanctions against our country and the cut off of Donor Aid to the Ministries of Community Development, General Education, and Health, more especially towards the ARV drugs.
Zambians have not forgotten how Mr Hichilema and his UPND supporters celebrated both the sickness and death of President Michael Chilufya Sata, the torching of markets which recently characterised most parts of our country, the tribal cleansing instigated by UPND members in Namwala district after the 2016 general elections, among other evil things,’’ Mr Kapyanga said.
Mr Kapyanga charged that the coming of Mr Hichilema on the political scene was not out of desire to serve the people but merely a response to an attractive opportunity for a Tonga to succeed the late Mr Mazoka.
‘‘In 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2016 elections when results from Southern province favoured him and UPND, Mr Hichilema directed all his party members with surnames that qualify them for membership to take to the streets and go in Government departments and forcefully share key positions, our civil servants should not forget and should be always mindful of it,’’ Mr Kapyanga added
He said Zambians now had sufficient reasons for treating Mr Hichilema as an enemy of the state and it was folly for UPND supporters to bury their heads in the sand like an ostrich and hope that one day Zambians will just wake up, join a queue and make Hakainde Hichilema as President.