Defence minister Geoffrey Mwamba says there is a plot to assassinate government leaders.
And President Michael Sata has not been seen in public the past few days raising questions of the whereabouts of the head of State.
The past three days, his press aide George Chella has been issuing press statements through emails but the president, who loves publicity, has not been seen on TV or in public.
On Wednesday, Chella issued a statement that some Catholic Bishops went to visit Sata to give solidarity.
The priests, according to Chella, told Sata to create jobs for the youths and also remember to be a humble servant of the people.
But Watchdog sources at State house have indicated that there is more to the priests’ visit than what Chella told the nation.
“They actually went to pray for him’, said a source.
Defence minister Mwamba was quoted by the government controlled ZNBC that he has information that a former president and a named opposition leader are conniving with fired army genereal to assassinate PF leaders.
Mwamba said these people are being trailed.
But parallel information received by the Watchdog indicate that the government is working on a plot to arrest former president Rupiah Banda and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, former finance minister Situmbeko Musokotwane and Dora Siliya.
Sources say the PF is worried by the alliance between MMD and UPND and hence want to stop it by arresting the top leadership.
Sources say former president Banda and Hichilema have been meeting to solidify the alliance.
As part of the now concrete alliance, Hichilema is said to have instructed his party to withdraw all the parliamentary petitions where MMD won.