District Commissioners in central province today held a secret meeting at the government offices in Kabwe to plot how to rig the forthcoming Katuba and Mkushi south by elections and the exercise started with Kabwe district commissioner Patrick Chishala donating a fridge to a privately owned PF vuvuzela radio station KNC radio today.
Chishala arrived at the radio station with an upright fridge which he foolishly called a surprise to try and entice the station to report positively about PF. Chishala, a relative to Sata’s wife Christine Kaseba is a former primary school teacher who was once arrested for shoplifting and readily admitted stealing church offering at a named UCZ church where he used to congregate.
One of the DCs in attendance told the Zambian Watchdog that ailing dictator Michael Sata is particularly scared about the two seats as it may pose further damage to his dwindling political fortunes.
“Okay, PF is not scared of losing the other seats in Eastern and North Western provinces but they are determined to win the Katuba and Mkushi seats to avoid the opposition influence from joining Lusaka and the Copperbelt, as you may be aware UPND already has one seat in the PF bedroom ‘Copperbelt’ won by Chitafu. If Mkushi and Katuba go to opposition, then PF will be dying slowly but surely hence this meeting to see what we can do as DCs,” he said.
According to the plan, DCs who are civil servants will undertake vigorous tours in these areas under the disguise of inspecting government programmes but will carry cadres along with them as they bribe voters and campaign for PF. Mkushi south and Katuba were held by MMD but fell vacant after nullification and death respectively.
Even with massive rigging, last year PF struggled to win the Kapiri Mposhi and Mkushi north seats previously held by MMD after their nullification. Sata has apparently waged a cold war with senior chief Mkuni of the Lenje and this, coupled with underdevelopment will disadvantage the PF in the Lenje land constituency of Katuba.
Sata, who has a crazy hatred for the Lenje people has since instructed his ex concubines Beatrice Chanda Sikazwe the Kapiri DC and Edwidge Mutale the provincial PS to completely cut off the traditional ruler.