Information minister Chishimba Kambwili has told former Petauke Member of Parliament Dora Siliya to apologise to the PF and late President Michael Michael Sata’s family for stating that Sata’s fight against corruption was akin to recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
During Sata’s reign, people like Sliya and Rupiah Banda were arrested for corruption and other public offences.
But in response to Kambwili, Siliya said she did not fabricate the scenes of panga wielding PF thugs terrorising the country.
Siliya wrote on her facebook: ”Some reports reaching me claim that at my press briefing I talked about late President Sata being xenophobic. I know there is a culture of not reading in Zambia but those who care to do so will see that under Civil Liberties I stated that the panga carrying xenophobic ATTACKERS in South Africa should also remind us of the path our country ALMOST took, in the last 3 years when we saw PANGA CARRYING CADRES on the streets of Lusaka and in by elections. I never fabricated those scenes as everyone saw them on TV. I went on to call on leaders to be more tolerant to criticism. I rest my case.”
What the statement above means is that under Sata Zambia almost took the xenophobic path like the situation in South Africa but luckily, Sata is no more so the country under Rupiah and Lungu is better.
Siliya is said to be lobbying to be adopted by the PF using her Rupiah Banda who now controls PF.
People like Kambwili are therefore just wasting time their time yapping. Infact once Rupiah Banda decides, Kambwili will say he was misunderstood and will go to campaign for Siliya.