Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has refuted a post newspaper story suggesting that the party members have been rejoicing the purported illness of Republican president Michael Sata who left for India yesterday for a private visit.
Speaking in an interview with Qfm news, UPND acting deputy spokesperson Martha Mushipe said her party will not rejoice over the illness of anyone in the country.
Mrs. Mushipe said the story in question is untrue stating that it is an attempt by the Post Newspaper to malign and subject the UPND into disrepute.
She therefore charged that the UPND wishes President Sata good so that he can implement his promises to the Zambian people.
Mrs. Mushipe called on Zambians not to believe the story in the Post newspaper as it aimed at tarnishing the image of her party.
She also challenged the Post Newspaper to disclose where the alleged celebrations of President Sata’s purported illness took place.
And Mrs. Mushipe has rubbished rumors suggesting that UPND vice president Richard Kapita has defected to the ruling Patriotic Front.
She said Mr. Kapita is still a committed party vice president and that at no time did he express intentions of joining the PF.