Ceremonial vice-president has accused late UPND president Anderson Mazoka of having been a tribalist.
According to today’s PF Post newspaper, Scott told the people in Copperbelt rural at Ibenga Training Center in Mpongwe on Thursday that UPND will never form government because it was inclined to one region and tribal.
“I remember the late Anderson Mazoka, a great son of this country, called me one day and he tried to persuade me join the UPND when it was just formed but when I went back I thought about it and told myself that this is just one of those tribal political parties. It was like a replica of National Party,” he said.
In July last year during campaigns for Livingstone bye-elections, President Michael Sata also revealed his hatred for late UPND leader Anderson Mazoka.
According to the government owned and PF controlled Times of Zambia, Sata made the revelations at a public rally in Livingstone.
The broadsheet Times of Zambia covered Sata’s revelation in what they claimed was a joke but further wrote that when the head of state was MMD national secretary, he hated late UPND leader Anderson Mazoka and others because he thought they were weakening the former ruling party.
Late Mazoka is no longer there to defend himself.
Not long ago, Fred Mmembe and his PF Post newspaper labelled the people of Southern Province as Bantustans, a derogatory term that was used by the South African white Apatheid government against blacks in order to demean them