Residents of Kabwe have continued to stay away from President Edgar Lungu’s mobile campaign truck which has been stationed at the monumental Mukuyu tree from Monday.
The unregistered Mercedes Benz truck loaded with matresses, plastic chairs and dishes has been playing loud PF campaign music. The truck is also branded with Lungu’s campaign posters but after buying the plastic ware at very cheap prices most residents have been walking away from leaving the thugs in charge all by themselves. Most of the people who frequented the truck were people from the surrounding farming blocks who had come to Kabwe for their festive shopping.
Some of the people on the truck campaign trail, without knowing that they were talking to watchdog reporters passing through Kabwe on their way to the Copperbelt and disguised in PF regalia said that the plastic ware was supplied by Lungu and that it was just one of the many that will be travelling throughout the country campaigning for Lungu so as to catch the opposition especially UPND unaware. One disclosed that the campaign was heavily funded.
“Mabwana iyi ye mwaonako ni imodzi chabe yaliko yambili so apa nayeve yayenda muma provinces yenangu tifuna tika bakwapule ba opposition maka maka ba UPND bakalibe kuseguka maso. President ndiye agula mipando na ma dish aya yamene tigulisa (This is just one of the many trucks to be going round the country sponsored by President lungu who has bought the chairs. We want to catch the opposition especially UPND unaware before they realise),” said the shabbily dressed thug who also gave the three Watchdog reporters K200 for their lunch.