Former Zambia Intelligence Chief Xavier Chungu was behind the scheming by Defence Chiefs to blackmail Acting president Guy Scott into submission to Edgar Lungu’s camp, sources from within the PF and Office of the president have revealed.
And Chungu has allegedly hired two assassins from a neighbouring country friendly to Lungu’s campaigns to harm UPND president Hakainde Hichilema because of the real threat he (Hichilema) poses in the forth-coming presidential by-elections over PF hold on to power.
Highly placed sources say Chungu, who is currently facing criminal charges over corruption, has been meeting service Chiefs to hatch the plan that was later used as a blackmail on Scott that there will be bloodshed if Lungu was not supported by the Acting president.
“You know what, Lungu is the current Defence Minister and has so far promised to renew job contracts for Defence Chiefs which are expiring in 2015. Lungu and Chungu have been meeting and with the advise from Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, who has basically stayed into office using the Defence Chiefs, hatched the whole plan to blackmail Scott with the military threats”, sources have revealed.
Sources revealed that there was a lot of Mugabe’s hand into this so called PF reconciliation using the military, with Lungu as the Defence Minister.
The Post newspaper which is an extension of the PF has today equally revealed that the PF reconciliatory meeting held on Friday night took place because acting President Scott was blackmailed by defence Chiefs to believe that there will be bloodshed if Lungu didn’t come in to support Edgar Lungu and ask Miles Sampa to withdraw.
The Post reports “They (Defence Chiefs) scared Scott that people will die if he does not reconcile with Edgar and his team and allow him to file his nominations. They said there will be war and this is what scared Scott”
According to the Post, Scott was left with two options of either running away to Scotland or be forced and squeezed into submissions, which he did.
And Chungu has now hired two assassins with the aim of harming the main challenger in the coming election, Hakainde Hichilema of the UPND.
Sources say Chungu, with the help of a friendly neighbouring country have hired the assassins and are already in the country with a view to knock-out Mr. Hichilema.
“There is a lot at stake in this election. It is clear there has been a lot of plunder of national resources and corrupt PF leaders, such as RDA Chairman Willie Nsanda and other thugs, will not accept anything other than victory for fear of mass arrests. Chungu is heavily involved because his cases under the PF have so far been buried and he now wants to knockout Mr. Hichilema supported by a foreign country, even if it means assassination,” sources revealed.