Diangamo clobbered during Chirundu, ITT meeting in Choma

Diangamo clobbered during Chirundu, ITT meeting in Choma

Itezhi Tezhi losing MMD parliamentary candidate David Diangamo was this morning reportedly beaten and ejected from the meeting that met to discuss the realignment of Itezhi Tezhi and Chirundu Districts to other provinces.

An insider told the Watchdog that Diangamo was clobbered after a letter he  and President Sata shared was read out in the meeting by Chief Mukuni.

In the letter, Diangamo and president Sata were discussing ways to create another province called Kafue that would be called Super Tongas and comprise Mumbwa, Itezhi Tezhi and Namwala Districts.

Diangam0 is seeing as one of the people being used to divide people of Southern province.

Sata was recently quoted by the PF controlled Post Newspaper lying that he did not want to be dragged into what he described as Tonga tribal battles.

Diangamo’s political career has so far been that of losing in any election he has contested.

In 2006, he lost his bid for election as Namwala member of parliament. Within his party, Mr Diangamo who is also former Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary the NEC position as Chairman for Agriculture and cooperatives to then Agriculture Minister, Eustackio Kazonga, at the party convention.

And Chief Mwanachngwala of Mazabuka District disclosed that at no time did he ever support the decree by president Sata to move the two districts to other provinces.

Addressing the meeting, Chief Mwanachingwala wondered why he is always being quoted in some sections of the media as supporting the move by president when he has never spoke to any journalist.

According to Mwanachingwala, he has been in and out of hospital at UTH and at no time did he ever give an interview to any journalist regarding the issue.

The meeting in Choma was attended by all Southern province members of parliament, Chiefs and other stakeholders to formally reject Government’s ‘amputation’ of Chirundu and Itezhi Tezhi  from Southern province.

The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) from Mongu also sent a high powered delegation of three indunas to the Choma meeting.

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