State house claims president Edgar Lungu was joking when he said that Kenneth Kaunda abused presidential powers for 27 years.
Monday, 14th May, 2018
State House, Lusaka
STATE HOUSE says there is nothing scandalous about the comment made jokingly by President Lungu during the fundraising walk in Lusaka on Saturday.
A Video has appeared on social media where President Lungu is joking with those who were contributing towards the Cheshire Homes Fundraising walk.
According to the Zambia National Broadcasting Coorperation (ZNBC) Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Mr Amos Chanda, said State House is saddened that detractors want to mischaracterise President Lungu’s noble intentions to raise funds for the vulnerable people by taking his comment out of context.
Mr Chanda said President Lungu was merely reinforcing an apology for inconveniencing mototriste during the event.
He said the Heaf of State made the Statement in a joking manner to emphasise his apology.
“When He was moving from car to car to the other, he made a comment to emphasise the apology he was making at everyturn to every vehicle and every pedestrian he met. He rendered an apology that the motorists had to forgive us for abusing our powers today for a noble cause to raise funds for the underprivaleged.
“Yes, he made the Statement which detractors have chosen to mischaracterise the President” He said