Instead of disciplining PF Secretary General Davies Mwila for inciting violence and lawlessness, President Edgar Lungu has directed the suspension of Kabwe district chairman Mulenga Chellah and Secretary Boston Mpende, accusing them of having been behind the leaked video which has gone viral.
During a party mobilisation meeting at Kabwe Hindu hall Mwila instructed PF cadres to take over the running of markets and bus stations because they were in the ruling party. He threatened that if they don’t implement the directive, which has already been implemented in Lusaka then he would bring commandoes. He also directed the Kabwe Municipal Council to reserve land for the PF cadres first and then advertise the rest to the general public.
Mwila’s comments were contrary to the Markets and bus stations Act and after a meeting with Lungu, a witch hunting exercise began thereby leading to the two officials being linked to the leaking of the video in a meeting where there was no journalist. They have been suspended and asked to exculpate themselves or risk being expelled from the party.
But the Watchdog has reliably informed that the two people are nowhere near the leak of the video and the people that leaked it including to the Watchdog are people very close to Mwila and the PF, whose names we shall withhold for now.
It is become typical of PF to intimidate whistle blowers and leave the culprit scot free as was the racial abuse of workers at Horse Shoe restaurant where labour minister Joyce Nonde Simukoko corruptly shielded the businessmen from prosecution and called for the arrest of a whistle blower Mika Mwambazi.