PF cadres after George Chellah’s blood, as Kaseba sets own funeral

PF cadres suspected to be against Post newspapers owner Fred M’membe’s decision to impose a preferred successor to deceased President Michael Sata have vowed to beat up State house spokesperson George Chellah.

Meanwhile, Former first lady Christine Kaseba has set up her own funeral centre at State House, defying calls to join her husband’s family at government house.

Yesterday, Chellah escaped lynching by an angry mob of cadres when alert security personnel whisked him away from the airport. The cadres have accused Chellah of being an agent of the cartel and contributed to Sata’s wrong decisions. Chellah, a civil servant who has also  continued practising under cover journalism at the Post newspapers was only spotted at the Mulungushi International conference centre.
“Ka Chellah mpakafye tukakaponone, mailo kalipusuka but nishi tatulashika kateka, kakamwenako (We are detremined to beat up this boy George Chellah, yesterday he was saved by state security but before we bury the President he will have to be taught a lesson)” said a well placed PF cadres.

And sources from the PF security wing have disclosed to the Watchdog that PF intra party squabbles have reached a very alarming rate and doubt if Acting President Guy Scott will stamp authority on the party.
“The problem is Guy Scott is not a neutral person, if you remember he issued a divisive statement that him together with former Secretary general Wynter Kabimba and President Sata belonged to the A team, having him there means having the M’membe cartel in office,” said the source.

Meanwhile, Former first lady Christine Kaseba has set up her own funeral centre at State House, defying calls to join her husband’s family at government house.

On the side, Mulenga Sata and his mother have also set up a different funeral at a different place that the Watchdog is still trying to locate. Mulenga’s mother is believed to be from Malawi but has been in Zambia since 1966 and was once head teacher for various schools in Lusaka.

This means that there are three funerals for Sata.

The former first lady Dr Christine Kaseba decided to mourn from State House following accusations by Sata’s family that she contributed to his death by forcing him to continue working even when he was too ill.

‘Things got out of hand last evening. The old man’s relatives are even accusing the first lady of being the one who fired Wynter Kabimba as the president was not in condition to do anything at that time,’ said a family member.

The family member claimed that Dr Kaseba duped Sata into firing Kabimba when the late president was lying critically ill at State House.

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