The Danish government has denied accusations that Patriotic Front (PF) leader Michael Sata was soliciting funds from that country in return for Zambia’s recognition of gay rights if the PF forms government.
Danish Ambassador to Zambia Thomas Schjerbeck has denied the assertions describing them as false.
In an interview with QFM-Radio Thursday morning, Schjerbeck challenged people accusing the Danish government of holding dark corner talks with Sata on the gay rights to prove their allegations.
He stated that it is wrong for the media and people to speculate that the Patriotic Front leader was soliciting for funds from gay supporting countries in exchange for the recognition of gay rights in Zambia if the PF forms government.
Scjerbeck added that the interview that the Danish media had with Sata was a private matter that has nothing to with Danish government.
He further says that the rumors and accusations are based on a false foundation.
Sata has recently come under attack from some organizations for allegedly soliciting funds from donor countries in exchange for the recognition of gay rights in Zambia id he became President.