President Edgar Lungu has expressed worry on the possibility of Kabwe district commissioner Patrick Chishala’s ability to win the Kabwe central parliamentary seat because if his thieving record but Chishala has begged for a chance to try his luck.
Yesterday Chishala led a team of 20 people to state house to discuss ‘developmental matters’ concerning Kabwe and used the occasion to ask for Lungu’s endorsement but the President told him that his record of stealing from church and shoprite stands fresh among Kabwe people.
“He asked for endorsement but his excellency told him that he had first hand information that Chishala was a disgrace after being caught shoplifting and also stole offering from St. Mark’s UCZ Church before he became DC,” said a Watchdog informer who was among the group.
Chishala, a primary school teacher by profession was caught stealing a bottle of medicine from Shoprite in Kabwe. He also admitted to stealing church offering after one congregant saw him pocketing an envelope from the offering basket.
While in the Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia (BETUZ) Kabwe district executive hr stole money belonging to the union.
He however announced that he has submitted his application to the PF constituency committee while at State house. Others in the race are incumbent James Kapyanga and PF legal counsel Tutwa Ngulube.