By KETRA KALUNGA
IT is mere hallucination for United Party for National Development (UPND) spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa, to allege that I owe the Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) millions of money just because I have challenged his boss to account for his actions, says Edith Nawakwi, president of the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD).
She said the UPND allegations were meant to divert attention from the Hatembo saga in which party president, Hakainde Hichilema, is involved.
Ms Nawakwi stated in an interview that it was public knowledge that the abductors of the Hatembos were UPND leaders, hence allegations against her to try and make themselves relevant to the Zambians.
“The issue here is Hakainde Hichilema is holding the Hatembos’ hostage and that is what they are trying to divert. They actually sent a message from their group to a person who was not supposed to receive that message, which said that let us heighten pressure on Nawakwi so that she is the one who has abducted the Hatembos,” she said.
Ms Nawakwi said the abduction of the Hatembos to incriminate her proves how dull and basic the UPND leaders were in their thinking.
She added that the more attacks the UPND throw on her, the more they would prolong their misery of being the longest party in the opposition.
“I don’t want to talk to people who are running around mad and those called lawyers croaking around like frogs in the bush, talking around like big frogs I feel sorry for them,” she said.
Mr.Mweetwa alleged during a media briefing that the FDD leader has entered into an unholy alliance with the Patriotic Front to attack Mr Hichilema so that she could be spared from paying back the money she owed DBZ amounting to about K88 million.