KALABO Central member of Parliament Chinga Miyutu has apologized to Zambians and members of the United Party for National Development (UPND) for accepting to serve as deputy Sports minister in the government of president Michael Sata.
Miyutu had in March accepted a job offer from the PF so as to satisfy his ego but today told a press briefing that the decision was a sign of weakness on his part.
“To all those that I must have caused injury In apologies and I hope you will find room in your hearts to forgive me,” said Miyutu, who resigned from his ministerial job on July 31.
He said that like anybody else, he had weakness and strengthens saying the decision to serve as a deputy minister was a sign of his weaknesses. Miyutu said that when he accepted the ministerial position, he thought that the UPND would support him but the opposite was the case.
“When I accepted that position I had my own ideas of which were not for the people and I thought that the party would support me but t6he party did not support me. From March, some people in the UPND never spoke to me until yesterday. Dear colleagues, life is only lived once,” Miyutu said.
Speaking during the same briefing Mazabuka member of Parliament Garry Nkombo admitted that since March, he had not spoken to Miyutu.
He said that as whip for the party, he felt let down that one of his members could accept a ministerial position at a critical time when he was in detention for the charge of murder.
“I am one of the people that never spoke to you. Each time I see him walking him the other side I would walk the opposite direction. I was happy when I got the good news from Honorable Belemu that he had resigned,” said Nkombo.
The briefing was attended by newly elected Kafulafuta Brian Chitafu who said the election victory was not easy owing to attempts of rigging by the PF.