And Hichilema says the PF government is just the same with the fallen MMD government as party cadres have been given jobs as envoys
Meanwhile, Hichilema has maintained that president Sata is not allergic to corruption.
Hichilema made the remarks on Mobi TV’s ‘Open Forum’ Sunday evening, January 1, 2012.
Hichilema said President Sata’s fight against corruption is mere deception.
Hichilema said if Sata was allergic to corruption, he would not have appointed people like Japhen Mwakalombe as envoys. He said when it was in the opposition, the PF said Mwakalombe was very corrupt. Mwaakalombe was elected MMD MP for Chongwe during the tripartite elections but resigned before being taking oath of office. A bye-election has since been held ant PF’ Sylvia Masebo is the MP. Mwakalombe was sent into diplomatic service.
Hichilema said Sata has appointed corrupt individuals to head government ministries and Foreign Service.
“We have so many individuals in government who are facing corruption charges in court. Some were convicted.
‘There is a lot of corruption going on in Sata’s government and there is vindictiveness in his fight against corruption,’ he said.