Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:04:06 +0000
THERE are some opposition political parties that are wickedly wishing President Edgar Lungu dead, Vice-President Inonge Wina told Parliament yesterday. But the statement angered the UPND members who immediately walked out of the House on the grounds that the accusations were directed at them.
Vice-President Wina informed the House that the same people who shunned the National Day of prayers, reconciliation, fasting and Repentance were praying so hard that Zambia’s economy should totally collapse and were also wishing President Lungu dead.
Some UPND parliamentarians only returned to the House after tea break while others did not.
Ms Wina was responding to a question by Mr Nkombo who asked her to reconcile the day of National prayers, Repentance and Reconciliation and the Minister of Finance’s statement that the country’s economy was not at its best. Ms Wina said any true Christian prayed not only in good times but in bad times as well.
“Zambia’s economy is moving in the right direction. Only pessimists who are praying hard to whatever God want this economy destroyed. They are even wishing President Lungu dead,” she said. Ms Wina said the country needed true reconciliation in order to develop. Ms Wina said she could tell through their social media postings that some opposition leaders were wishing
President Lungu dead. And Shiwang’andu Patriotic Front (PF) MP Stephen Kampyongo was immediately after tea break heard referring to the UPND MPs as non-believers.
Mr Kampyongo also threatened to arrest anyone who was masquerading as MMD president and not recognising Felix Mutati as the legitimate leader of the former ruling party through a convention held in Kabwe. He told the UPND to consider going for a convention so that its leadership could have a feel of what it took to be democratically elected. Meanwhile, Mr Nkombo threatened to beat Kabwe Central PF Member of Parliament as he was passing running comments. The Mazabuka Central lawmaker was heard saying “I will beat you” while pointing at Mr Ngulube who was passing running comments during the Vice-President’s question time.
By Nation Reporter