STOP FRAMING PEOPLE, FRANCIS MUCHEMWA WAS NOT IN KAOMA
Lusaka, 12th October 2019 – We have noted shameful attempts by Mr. Hakainde Hichilema’s UPND to link PF Member Francis Muchemwa to the unfortunate loss of life that transpired in Kaoma during the just ended by-election.
We wish to officially respond to these machinations by the UPND aimed at placing Mr. Muchemwa’s life in harm’s way. He was nowhere near Kaoma as he has been nursing a child who has been unwell and we find it highly mischievous that Mr. Hichilema’s UPND can drag an innocent man into the untimely death of the late Lawrence Banda (MHSRIP).
We are calling on all stakeholders including the Opposition UPND to allow the Zambia Police to carry out thorough investigations into this matter. We must also mention that falsely accusing someone of such a serious matter and placing his life in harm’s way is a matter the Zambia Police must take interest in. We must all reject UPND’s politics of framing people for sacrificial lambs.
Patriotic Front would wish to State that should anything happen to Mr. Muchemwa’s, the UPND leadership will be held accountable for recklessly inciting its members to retaliate.
Lastly, we call for civility and maturity in our politics. We must rid of the body politic all vengeance, bitterness and hatred. We must reach a point were it must be agreed that as different political parties, we can ‘make love and not war!’