A traditional leader in Kasempa district of North-western province says he personally feels offended by PF’ secretary general Davies Chama’s insults to Tonga speaking people.
Three days ago, the ruling party CEO said ‘Tongas are polygamous by nature. Maybe their wives should produce more children for them to have a president in 100 years from now. Chama’s comments come barely a month after his deputy Mumbi Phiri called the Tonga people of Southern province as kachemas (herdsmen).
But the Kasempa chief who asked for his name to be withheld for fear of being shot by Chama said it is not necessary for the ruling party to insult, mock and demean one tribe based on it beliefs or customs.
The chief wondered why chiefs in Southern province are quiet in the face of insults from Chama.
The chief further accused President Edgar Lungu of endorsing Chama’s insults by not commenting or condemning it.
The chief also wondered how ministers like Michael Kaingu who are married to more than one wife feel about Chama’s demeaning statement.
The Chief wondered what Chama and his PF really think of people from Northwestern and other provinces if they can openly insult Tongas like that.
He said that he personally feels offended because the PF has historically used derogatory terms on people of Northwestern province but are now widening their insults to Southern province.