Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda says the Tonga Speaking people are backward and behind the six (6) ZESCO poles reported to have been burnt down in Eastern province in a case of sabotage as reported by the Government Media.
This is according to the intercepted Conversation from the PF whatsApp group by Zambian Watch.
Mr. Chanda says Tongas are backward and have now started burning down ZESCO poles in Eastern province.
But ZESCO says 6 poles have even before one in Southern province was brought down been burnt by the people in different districts of Eastern province.
Chanda however says Tongas are backward and they are the ones bringing down poles in Eastern province.
Yesterday 6 villagers in Petauke of Eastern province burnt down a ZESCO pole and area village headman said that the 6 could have burnt it down on grounds that the pole was put in their farm or field adding that he will question them.