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MUMBI WARNS UPND OVER FAKE NEWS

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  • PF Deputy Secretary-General Mumbi Phiri said yesterday the UPND were so desperate that they have increased their alarmist behaviour by fabricating lies and the Zambian people cannot afford to trust such characters.

By PETER SICHALI and NOEL IYOMBWA
THE Patriotic Front has warned the UPND to stop alarming the nation with fabricated lies which cannot be substantiated.

PF Deputy Secretary-General Mumbi Phiri said yesterday the UPND were so desperate that they have increased their alarmist behaviour by fabricating lies and the Zambian people cannot afford to trust such characters.
Ms Mumbi has warned the opposition party not to drag the PF into their propaganda.
Ms Mumbi said it was unfortunate that UPND has continued to fabricate lies to tarnish other people’s names for them to get to State House.
“UPND are well known liars. Zambians have stopped taking them seriously because they have come to realise that the party is so desperate to get power and will do anything to achieve this,” Ms Phiri said.
Ms Phiri was reacting to claims by UPND Secretary-General Stephen Katuka that PF was ferrying Congolese to register as voters, which she described as a sign of desperation.
She said it was unfortunate that UPND has continued to lie despite their lies costing lives, even innocent youths such as Chipenzi.
She said the UPND have continued to peddle lies without caring for the welfare of people all for political mileage.
Ms Phiri said it is disappointing that UPND no longer cared about the consequences of their lies.
“The UPND can say anything even if it doesn’t make sense just for them to get to State House,” Ms Phiri said.
Ms Phiri said UPND should sober up and stop peddling lies that have potential to disrupt peace.
“What the UPND is saying that PF is ferrying Congelese to register as usual it is a desperate attempt to make people rise against the government but it won’t work because people know the truth,” Ms Phiri said. Ms Phiri said lies have been part of UPND’s DNA and that they should not be trusted.
“From way back even during the MMD time, it was the same UPND that painted Dr Guy Scott black for slaughtering pigs in new Kasama area and when he decided to support them in 2016 became an angel,” Ms Phiri said.
And PF media director Sunday Chanda has disclosed the UPND has launched a vicious propaganda campaign parading young children obtaining NRCs and voter cards and alleging that it is happening in the PF strongholds.
And Mr Chanda has charged that the allegation by Mr Katuka that the PF is ferrying Congolese to come and register as voters is baseless and a sign of desperation.
Speaking in an interview Mr Chanda said that the challenge and fear of the UPND is that the voter turnout in PF strongholds has been good hence their parading under age children and alleging that they were being registered as voters and obtaining NRCs in PF strongholds.
Mr Chanda described the move as an admission by the opposition party that it stand no chance to win in 2021.

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