Mwanawasa’ son speaks out

The son of late president Levy Mwanawasa, Patrick has said he is not part of the planned legal action by his sisters against their stepmother, Maureen.

Patrick has since advised his older sister Mirriam not to rush to court but consider resolving the matters at hand in an amicable manner.

In an interview in Lusaka yesterday, Patrick said: “I don’t know what is really happening because I just heard these issues in the media. While Mirriam has the right to go to court, I think that this matter is better sorted out in a family manner.”

He charged that bickering over the matter in public was not a good thing as doing so compromised the integrity of the family.

On Sunday, Mirriam called on the Registrar of Societies to de-register the recently launched Levy Mwanawasa Foundation (LMF) if former first lady Maureen did not explain its purpose.

Mirriam claimed she was not consulted when she was made one of the board members on the foundation, which was launched after this year’s second memorial anniversary for the late Dr Mwanawasa.

Mirriam has since threatened to sue Mrs Mwanawasa over the issues.

And LMF chairperson Nelly Mutti has dismissed the claims by Mirriam that the foundation was formed to benefit Mrs Mwanawasa and her biological children, reports ZANIS.

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